366:366 of ephemeral art – december #curiosityplays

January 31st, 2017

OMGoodness!!! This is it! The last month December.


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I can’t believe I’ve accomplished 366:366 days of creative ephemeral art meditations ~ celebrating the end of 2016!

366. That seems to have gone by rather quickly. I started the year thinking how am I going to accomplish 366 pieces… But here I am at the other side, I made it. Yahoo!

It has been a wonderful journey of C U R I O U S L Y  P L A Y I N G everyday amongst nature “taking a deeper look into the world which is often overlooked by many. Drawing inspiration from my surrounds – both natural and urban. Finding the beauty in patterns, textures, imperfections. the forgotten, the weathered, the discarded and creating something unique with them once a day for 366 days of 2016.

To me this was like a creative meditation. I would never plan a piece I would just head out for a wander and see what intuitively presented itself to me. From there I would play n ponder then create my ephemeral art composition from my foraged finds. I’d take a picture to share with you on instagram, then I liked to leave it for someone else to find and enjoy.

Thank you to everyone who followed, commented, encouraged me along the way. I not only felt like I was creating for me but for you too, so thank you so kindly for all your kind supportive words.

It’s interesting to think I’ve done this ever since I was a child, but never knew it was “a thing” that others also did it. Who would of thought there was an actual name for it too! I always just thought it was apart of me and my creativity, just like making sand castles at the beach and arranging shells… its all ephemeral art! which I only learnt the name “last year”. I know right OMG!

Thank you also to the group of amazing talented fellow “ephemeral artists” out there who have been apart of this challenge in 2016 (you know who you are) you’ve inspired me and I feel over this last year become friends, I hope we can stay in touch.

The biggest THANK YOU to Shona (@shonawilsonartist ) for your ongoing encouragement and for initially coming up with the ‘recipe’ your a true inspiration.

You can find my whole years ephemeral art creations and can learn more about each individual piece head over to my instagram and instagram hashtag #curiosityplays . If you’ve enjoyed this you might like to follow my ephemeral journey and monthly blog updates below:

January ephemeral art making journey
February & March creative meditation my ephemeral art journey-continues…
April ephemeral art
May ephemeral art
June ephemeral art
July ephemeral art
August ephemeral art
September ephemeral art
October ephemeral art
November ephemeral art

ephemeral art november #curiosityplays

December 31st, 2016

This is November’s creative ephemeral art meditations… To learn more about each individual piece head over to my instagram and search for #curiosityplays

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If you enjoyed this you might like my previous blog post’s:
January ephemeral art making journey
February & March creative meditation my ephemeral art journey-continues…
April ephemeral art
May ephemeral art
June ephemeral art
July ephemeral art
August ephemeral art
September ephemeral art
October ephemeral art

ephemeral art – october #curiosityplays

November 30th, 2016

This is October’s creative ephemeral art meditations… To learn more about each individual piece head over to my instagram and search for #curiosityplays

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If you enjoyed this you might like my previous blog post’s:
January ephemeral art making journey
February & March creative meditation my ephemeral art journey-continues…
April ephemeral art
May ephemeral art
June ephemeral art
July ephemeral art
August ephemeral art
September ephemeral art

ephemeral art – september #curiosityplays

October 30th, 2016

This is September’s creative ephemeral art meditations… To learn more about each individual piece head over to my instagram and search for #curiosityplays

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If you enjoyed this you might like my previous blog post’s:
January ephemeral art making journey
February & March creative meditation my ephemeral art journey-continues…
April ephemeral art
May ephemeral art
June ephemeral art
July ephemeral art
August ephemeral art

ephemeral art – august 2016 #curiosityplays

September 30th, 2016

This is August’s creative ephemeral art meditations… To learn more about each individual piece head over to my instagram and search for #curiosityplays

August2016-EphemeralArt__©SherylColeAugust2016-EphemeralArt__©SherylCole-2

If you enjoyed this you might like my previous blog post’s:
January ephemeral art making journey
February & March creative meditation my ephemeral art journey-continues…
April ephemeral art
May ephemeral art
June ephemeral art
July ephemeral art

 

ephemeral art – july 2016 #curiosityplays

August 28th, 2016

This is July’s creative ephemeral art meditations… To learn more about each individual piece head over to my instagram and search for #curiosityplays

July2016-EphemeralArt__©SherylCole

July2016-EphemeralArt__©SherylCole-2

If you enjoyed this you might like my previous blog post’s:
January ephemeral art making journey
February & March creative meditation my ephemeral art journey-continues…
April ephemeral art
May ephemeral art
June ephemeral art

ephemeral art – june 2016 #curiosityplays

July 30th, 2016

This is June’s creative ephemeral art meditations… To learn more about each individual piece head over to my instagram and search for #curiosityplays

June2016-EphemeralArt__©SherylCole-2 June2016-EphemeralArt__©SherylCole

If you enjoyed this you might like my previous blog post’s:
January ephemeral art making journey
February & March creative meditation my ephemeral art journey-continues…
April ephemeral art
May ephemeral art 

ephemeral art – may 2016 #curiosityplays

June 30th, 2016

This is May’s creative ephemeral art meditations… To learn more about each individual piece head over to my instagram and search for #curiosityplays

May2016-EphemeralArt__©SherylColeMay2016-EphemeralArt__©SherylCole-2

If you enjoyed this you might like my previous blog post’s:
January ephemeral art making journey
February & March creative meditation my ephemeral art journey-continues…
April ephemeral art

ephemeral art – april 2016 #curiosityplays

May 31st, 2016

My April’s creative ephemeral art meditations… To learn more about each individual piece head over to my instagram and search for #curiosityplays

April2016-EphemeralArt__©SherylCole-2 April2016-EphemeralArt__©SherylCole

If you enjoyed this you might like my previous blog post’s:
January ephemeral art making journey
February creative meditation my ephemeral art journey-continues…

ephemeral art – February, March #curiosityplays

May 16th, 2016

::a daily CREATIVE meditation through February and March 2016 – I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I enjoyed making them.

If meditation is not usually your thing, or you find 999 other things which are more important than 20 minutes of stillness, have you considered a CREATIVE meditation? Like ephemeral art making?

Ephemeral Art? Whats that you ask?

A number of art forms can be considered ephemeral because of their temporary nature. Early land art and all sand sculptures, ice sculptures and chalk drawings on footpaths are examples of ephemeral art. Ephemerality is the concept of things being transitory, existing only briefly. Typically the term ephemeral is used to describe objects found in nature, although it can describe a wide range of things.

To get me in the mood for my ephemeral art creative meditation, I usually head off for a walk in nature: to the beach, the park, or around the block …sometimes just a visit to my garden is all I need to get my creative juices flowing.

It’s about mindfully taking the time to switch off to the pressures of daily life and to help get in the “mood” I encourage you to take a closer look at your surroundings – whether it be a bird on a branch above your head, or the dried seedpods and leaves beneath your feet – get closer – be curious – to find and enjoy the intricate details of nature. We are all connected you know!

By taking just 5 mins to tune out and create everyday… you’ll be amazed how your creativity will lead you on an amazing journey and could just change your life in wonderful ways you never thought it ever could.

Ephemeral artist Shona Wilson has made up a Ephemeral Art making recipe. Why don’t you give it a try? You can see I have above these are my creations from February and March 2016 and you can see Januarys here.

:: Shona Wilson’s Ephemeral Art recipe ::

• one a day ephemeral art

• using only natural found objects on site

• no tools

• rain or shine

• tired or inspired

• 5-50mins

• a daily practice

Enjoy…and if you do give it a try, I’d be delighted to hear how you go. If you like you can tag me on instagramI find it’s the best tool for collecting and sharing my daily creative meditations. I use #curiosityplays for all my ephemeral creations.

If you enjoyed this you might like my previous blog post on my ephemeral art making journey January

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