I feel like I've had a very creative start to the year. With extra time in my schedule, I have time to think/read/research creativity and I feel like I've begun something. I'm still looking for a masters course to begin; something somewhere that allows me the freedom to explore the issues in education which I wish to explore. Mainly: creativity, innovation, mindfulness. While I'm looking, I spend my "downtime" at school (when I'm cutting paper, or making posters) listening to audiobooks which address such topics.
On top of all that, I've finished a painting that has been playing on my mind for the last 6 months: It's based on sketches of the rain tree which is everywhere in Singapore. I didn't just want it to be a painting...I wanted to explore some collage. I'm fascinated, living here, with the burning of the joss papers (especially this time of year) and how offerings are left around the base of certain trees.
|the kids have been involved with a competition to draw what they think Singapore will look like in the year 2065. This was my take on it...but I think it's quite depressing.|