During the Christmas holiday from my day job, i got some serious studio time in, and continued a tradition of mine that is painting big from tiny collages. The collages i have made, over the years have been mostly made with glue and scissors and pictures of fish and aquatic stuff and then covered with selotape and posted back to the UK from warmer, more turquoise, ocean related places. Mainly Australia.
Of course a part of me wishes that i was there, in the ocean, on the beach rather than wearing wooly hat gloves and scarf to cycle down to the RedBrickBuilding for painting time. But then many many good things happen in retrospect. what i thought i was learning, and what shapes and patterns i thought i would bring back with me, is entirely different to the life lessons, and the paintings that actually occured.