I have neglected this blog so much over the past 12 months. And honestly, I thought I'd never come back to it. You see, I lost my Art (the capital A is important) mojo - I lost my love of contemporary art and I didn't know who I was without that. It hasn't come back. I don't think it ever will. The veil has lifted, the mystery dissipated, the romance stripped away. Art required too much from me, and I never felt any satisfaction from it. Art made me sad.
But that doesn't mean that my creative fire has burned out. No way! Indeed, in letting Art go I found a well of creativity within me so deep and full of fabulous frenetic energy that now each and every day is filled with making. I craft, draw, paint, photograph and conceptualise all day, every day.
My photography venture has taken flight and it fills my life with so much joy and meaning. You can see some of my work on my website Michelle Fleur Photography and on my Facebook Page. I spend a lot of time making things for my photoshoots, crafting headpieces and altering vintage gowns. I've also begun sewing again, and making things with my hands that are both beautiful and useful. 18 months ago we moved house into a fabulous architecturally designed late 1970's home that looks out over a valley of rooftops to the surrounding hills. When we moved in the gardens were a little neglected, but had great potential, and recently I've started the long, but fulfilling process of reworking and rejuvenating them into a tropical wonderland. There are many years of work ahead of me there, but there is nothing more satisfying than seeing the fruits of one's labour in a garden, so I take up the challenge eagerly and with great enthusiasm!
So, what to do about this little blog? Well, it's always been a place to share my creative ventures, so that is what it shall continue to be! Art, craft, gardening, whatever it may be, this will be my little space in which to share my world. If my contemporary art mojo returns I will share that too. But for now let's just go with the flow and see where that takes us?
I'm glad to be back in this space. I can't wait to share! :)
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