My 3 New Creative Goals

Having recently moved to Vancouver, Canada where I've been living out of a suitcase for the past 2 months, I'm itching to settle down, unpack and finally start work on some new creative projects. These 3 goals are inspired by my travels and things I've seen along the way.

In no particular order, my 3 new goals are....

1. Learn to crochet a cactus / succulent plant -  I saw some of these little beauties at Distill Gallery in Toronto and I knew I wanted to give it a go. These were created by artist Shannon Gerard and I thought they'd be the perfect present for all my plant loving palls. I'm hoping to pick up the needles and wool from some local thrift stores. If you know of any patterns or videos that will help me work out how to create these, please do let me know :)


Simple crochet cactus plants from Distill Gallery in Toronto, created by Artist Shannon Gerard

Cactus by Shannon Gerard, photo by Distill Gallery 

2. Create a watercolour painting inspired by Canada - I've created many watercolour artworks before but I'd love to give myself the goal of creating a piece specifically based on my trip around Canada. I have this idea of framing it in a cool frame from a thrift store (I'm on the hunt for one this week). Check out my Pinterest page to see more pieces that have inspired me. So far I'm liking the idea of a pastel abstract look which has lots of mountains.


Photos from my Pinterest

3. Learn to use oil paints - Having visited so many art galleries on my trip and fallen in love with paintings that used oil, I've gained a great urge to give oil painting a go. I love the texture it gives and feel they really bring paintings to life. My plan is to start small with only a couple of colours and a small canvas. This creative goal was definitely inspired by my trip to Vancouver Art Gallery to see the Monet Exhibit. Watch my "I fell in love with Claude Monet" video for a sneak peak of the exhibition.

The Claude Monet exhibit at Vancouver Art Gallery - Pastel oil paints

Photo taken at the Claude Monet exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery 

Interested in what other creative goals I've set myself in the past? Why not check out my new year's resolution post.


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