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clontarf
queensland
australia

Welcome, I'm Chrissy.

I make Intuitive Art + Creative Wellbeing classes for Spiritual Mamas and Connected Kids.

Based in Clontarf, Queensland Australia.

JOURNAL

Peacocky Macrame Dream Catcher

Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

Recently I shared my latest paintings in progress and about how I was feeling a bit stuck with one of them. It's really funny, actually, because it's often the works I feel are crap, that I often get wonderful feedback from. I'm thinking this is because I get caught up in the struggle of resolution, while my viewers are able to see painting with fresh eyes.

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When I came into my studio today, I could see that the area in the bottom right corner reminded me of a peacock's neck and crest. In my classes, I talk about 'finding objects in the clouds', which is exactly what happened organically for me here. I decided to work with this intuition and find a peacock reference image as my next step forward.

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I chose this particular one for the look in his eye. I know the colourful peacocks are meant to be male, but this one represents me, I feel for some reason. And last time I checked, I was female :)

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Strangely enough, I felt really vulnerable sharing my peacock in progress on social media. But I did it anyway because I have like allowing myself to be honest, warts and all.

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With expressive painting, one addition can redirect the feel of a painting and when I saw the peacock in relation to the dream catcher, I felt that it needed softening and a sense of feminine addition.

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I found a couple of wonderful image references for some beautiful macrame work that I wanted to use as inspiration to move forward.

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... And I set to work recreating the essence of these on my painting.

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So, here's where I'm up to now. Still a bit to go, but enjoying the process again and I feel like I've hurdled the road-block I met the other day. It really does pay not to give up!

I will keep you posted as she continues to unfold.

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All my Love

Chrissy xx