I decided this year to ensure I take time out for creativity and fun. On Saturday I’m off on a one-day workshop called ‘The Words of Matisse‘. We are working big – A1 with tissue cutouts, bright acrylics and rollers. Towards the end of his life, Matisse used letters in his fabulous cut-paper art and this will be our inspiration to create our own exburant artwork. I’m collecting my kit together as well as a few books but still need to decide on my ‘colour quote’

Kandinsky – ‘Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul’ or Manet – ‘There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another’ or half dozen others I have.