Zom Osborne

I dream of a world where humanity again lives as a child of Nature

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How Long does it Take to Finish a Painting?

How Long does it Take to Finish a Painting?

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Journal, the Daughters of Gaia, works In progress | 4 comments

I work on quite a few paintings and drawings at the same time. It isn’t uncommon for me to set aside pieces for months, not knowing if or when I will pick them up again. I would say 1 in 10 artworks I start are never finished.  Sometimes I need to nut something out in a painting and the painting itself never really gets off the ground. Other times I...

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Me at 4 1/2 years old

Me at 4 1/2 years old

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Journal | 3 comments

This is my favourite photo of me as a child. It helps to remind me who I am. Why would I need reminding? Because we are all  socialised beings. We learn to get along in our particular society and with other people, and that requires that we dim down or even give away certain aspects of our personality. Whether they are too loud, too quiet, not enough or...

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Experimenting with New Ways of Working

Experimenting with New Ways of Working

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Journal, works In progress |

I want to expand the way that I am working. This involves changing around the studio, as I wrote about in my last post, but it also involves experimenting with new materials and hopefully new sizes. I have a sense of the direction I want to go, but am not sure about how to get there. I want to be able to go a lot bigger, and also do some very small work. I...

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