More art, less stress

Happy New Year! Let’s hope the really hot days are numbered (I wilt in 33°c, let alone 43°c) and that the good creative urges continue.

I am a big fan of starting a-fresh, so I have a whole bunch of resolutions mapped out for 2006. Most of them are about questioning, exploring and happiness… lots of art n craft, lots of cooking n baking, lots of love and lots of dreams.

The little guy in the photo is my first doll for a show I am having in March. I will be back at the ever-fabulous Hudson Clothes in Carlisle Street, Balaclava, but this time with my two good buddies Van and Christina. Although I am already feeling the pressure to get some work done (started even) I am also mightily excited. Apart from an array of toys, I will be trying something new this year. I am stepping away from digital art, and trying out some real canvases with real paint. Gulp!

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23 Responses

  1. LOVE the new doll. Can’t wait to see what else the new year will bring for you. Happy New Year!

  2. says:

    Claire and your growing family – may the year unfold for you with unforseen joy, unexpected blessings, and a multitude of simple pleasures. From West Virginia, USA.

  3. Can’t wait to see what you create this year coming. So exciting! It will be a wonderful year. All the best for 2006.HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

  4. says:

    Hallo Claire,Have just finished reading ALL archives and am truely inspired to start crafting again! Have always sewn, but other stuff stopped when I worked full time. Now thanks to your insightful and honest blog, I’m gonna have another go! Who knows maybe one day I’ll be brave enough to have my own blog! THANKYOU.

  5. Hello! I read your journal everyday, but I’m too shy to comment! Just passing by to wish you and your sweet family a wonderful 2006! May all your wishes come true!

  6. I’m guessing that’s a mini Kitty Cat Hat. I can’t wait to see the rest. Super cute start to the 2006. Hasppy New Year.

  7. Happy New Year Claire, and best of luck in all your new ventures.
    Think cool!

  8. Oooh, I’m excited to see what you put to canvas too!!

  9. Looks like it’s going to be perfect!I can’t beleive it’s hot like that.

  10. I live right near Hudson. I’ll be popping in to check out your show, look forward to it!

  11. says:

    Hi Claire,Can you believe that seeing this post produced anxiety dreams over where to buy little paper price tags and the best way to attach them, then my brain just threw in the notion that I was starting at a new school today, it felt so real I was going to get up earlier to wash my hair!*L*

  12. Yes! It is like starting a new school – exciting and terrifying…

  13. I love a New Year, too…New Year, New Canvas…almost the same thing! Loving this sneak peak. Wonderful you’re painting, too. Exciting times.

  14. happy happynew

  15. What a cutie! I’m looking forward to seeing your show, it’s only 2 train stops from my house!!!!

  16. I love Hudson, and I love that end of Carlisle St. The woman who works there is ace, and she goes to Japan to buy stuff for the shop and I used to live there so I get nostalgic… Can’t wait to see your paintings! (I bet they’ll be really cute and I’ll want to buy them but can’t afford to.)

  17. the doll is absolutely adorable! I can’t wait to se more.

  18. Hey claire, I can’t wait to your artwork done in traditional media! i think it will just as cool as your digital ones 🙂

  19. oooh i can’t wait to see your paintings!! 🙂

  20. Hey Claire – congrats on show…any idea of dates, I plan to come across sometime this year and might time it with your show. HNY (.)(.) boobie hugs 😉

  21. De-lurking to say: Since I love your softies, I can’t wait to see your paintings!

  22. says:

    wow you know the person how did the short film clara..i saw it the other day at the film festival…weird but good…it’s a small world!caylie 😀

  23. says:

    Hi Claire –
    Hudson is local to me, too. Nichola and I may have to do a joint visit – let us know when it’s on.

    All the best for a very exciting year for you. Two are three times as much fun (and work) as one 😀