Mourning Moon by cazartco
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from small things..

I’m hoping for inspiration..

This week has been a big push. Finally my online art store is open. I’ve pretty much been correcting bits and bobs all week. I’ve also been trying to navigate some kind of plan of what’s to come. I’ve needed some art time too, but even that’s been difficult to squeeze in.

I’m looking back over social media to see which of my artworks have been liked or featured the most. This will determine which art to add on my store to sell. I’ve learnt through social media that sometimes something that you think isn’t good enough to share, is in fact someone’s favourite. It’s a process that I think might take some time, but it’s always good to go back over what you’ve done before. It rekindles an interest in a process or media that you haven’t used in a while.

During this I came across this illustration from 2014. It’s still one of my personal favourites.

As if by Magic by cazartco
As if by Magic

I’m now starting to doodle… back with an ink pen in my hand, whilst I’m thinking, from small things, Big things Grow.

Here is some new photography from this week. This was taken in my back garden with my Nikon, just as the full moon was rising.

Mourning Moon by cazartco
Mourning Moon

I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for all your likes on my last post, it’s really awesome

Blessings

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Store Opening & My Art

Hi everyone.

It’s been a long time since I wrote but now, such a lot is changing in my little art world, that it will be good to share what’s happening with you. I hope you’ll be inspired and enjoy what’s to come.

I’ve been enjoying every minute of my creative time. For me Art is my escape, a kind of therapy when I let myself become immersed in what I’m doing. Everything else around me, even time disappears. Over the last couple of weeks here’s the art that I’ve been finishing!

Nurture by cazartco

Colder by cazartco

Im pleased to announce that my online store is now open too! My first collection consists of 5 artworks, which have got the most features and likes across social media. I’ll be adding original works as well as new additions to my store when I can, not only from the new art I’m creating but the most liked by you, from the last few years.

Cazartco’s first art collection

Please go and have a look at my store! I’d really appreciate any feedback you have. I’m nervous and excited to be finally realising this long time ambition of mine to be able to sell my art. I really hope you love it.

Along side regular updates in a regular blog from now on, I’d also like to share some of my methods and processes with you and some background stories of the art I create.

Thank you all for your friendship and support. Remember to drop into see my latest projects and if you are on Instagram or Facebook come say hello @cazartco.

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Dedication

Brenda in Paris 1962.2
Brenda in Paris 1962. Taken from the family album. Originally snapped on a girls weekend away, when she was 22. This is my beautiful Mum.

So my friends.  This post is dedicated her.   She would probably be very embarrassed to know that I have posted a photo of her for the world to see. I would without doubt, get told off, even at my age.  The truth is that without her I would not be doing this at all.

There are so many pearls of wisdom that she shared with us as a family. Like tea really can solve everything, along with as many swear words as is possible to string together, if it seems that everything is going wrong.  I cannot remember a time when she wouldn’t have a creative project on the go, especially knitting.  So I learnt early on that creativity was something worth nurturing.   She would tell me to trust my gut instincts.  To go with them, even if it seemed impossible odds are stacked up against me.  Always to be true to yourself and how you feel.  That dedication with a bit of  patience gets great things accomplished.  And life.  Well it does, like a ball of wool,  become unraveled sometimes through no fault of our own.  It’s then, that’s it’s alright to start over again.

I grew up with her love of books, films and soul music, which is why this last photo in my blog today, has this title.

‘ A Rose is Still a Rose’  was a song sung by the legendary Aretha Franklin.  Mum said it always reminded her of me.  It’s lyrics today, still ring true.

She was the wisest, funniest, most independent woman. Who had ‘sod it days’ on a regular basis. We find ourselves using the words ‘doofer’, ‘whatsit’ or ‘dooberry’ when the correct words slip our minds, just like she used to. My daughters and I have our ‘sod it days’ in her honor.  As we drink our way through too many cups of tea, putting the world to rights, we think of you with a smile. Brenda Stanley.

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