Lara Mumby-Croft. 2014. Tangled. (Ink on paper). Collection of the artist.

I finished this rough visual study a couple of weeks ago. It was supposed to help me capture the memory of a dream where I was tangled in a mass of hair. I was intending on making a large painting of it, but I am still exploring. I'll see where it takes me before I embark on some paint sketches. I am also exploring other areas. My brain is clogged with too many ideas to make sense of at the moment. Needless to say there are not nearly enough hours in the day to structure and plan for a fraction of these ideas, let alone the whole lot. However, I do remain optimistic that my creativity will become well utilised again. I wish I was able to dive into it all, but it just isn't the way I operate creatively, I seem to have to go through experimental steps. Perhaps the second book on my reading list can help me?
I have started on my reading list! I am currently reading two books to get me started on this new stage of research:

Art as Therapy - Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
The Accidental Creative - Todd Henry

I am currently taking notes as I read, so I'll try to post some interesting points or perspectives on this blog as I go. I am struggling to juggle everything at the moment, so these posts may be few and far between. In many ways Tangled is reflective of much more than the dream I sought to illustrate.