Monthly Archives: November 2015

A Drawing A Day – Week 47

I recieved I gift this week from an old friend which in light of my current project made my heart sink; a small book about 12cm square entitled ‘642 Tiny Things to Draw’.  ARGHHH I’m on my way to my first 365 things to draw and some kind person (you know who you are) gives me another 642!  Things to draw include ‘a pipsqueak’, a dreidel (yes really – definition please anyone?), ‘a glimpse’ and ‘a rolled oat’.  It’s enough to send me into a decline………..however I have a sneaky feeling that I just might give it a go.  Actually I got two unsolicited books as gifts this week and I randomly flicked open the second one and opened it at a chapter entitled Pure Gratitude, Infinite Thankfulness, very apt and appropriate to my intention to focus more on the glass half full than the glass half empty.

322 Monkey Puzzle

322 Monkey Puzzle

323 Coffee Table

323 Coffee Table

324 Dresser

324 Dresser

325 Larch

325 Larch

326 Roofs

326 Roofs

 

327-1 Life Drawing

327-1 Life Drawing

327-2 Life Drawing

327-2 Life Drawing

328 Stuff

328 Stuff

A Drawing A Day – Week 46

My apologies for moaning on in the last two posts…….I have much to be grateful and happy about.  I have food, shelter, family and friends and that is enough and is way more than other people.  I have freedom and health and time and space to practice my art.

315 Turning brown shoes blue

315 Turning brown shoes blue

316 Flanged piping

316 Flanged piping

317 Wriggly wriggly baby

317 Wriggly wriggly baby

318 Art room window cill

318 Art room window cill

319 My Garden Rupa

319 My Garden Rupa

320-1 Legs

320-1 Legs

320-2 Feet

320-2 Feet

321 Jamelia and Tristan

321 Jamelia and Tristan (off the telly!)

A Drawing A Day – Week 45

This is going to be a short post again, I’m not finding much to talk about and I will be repeating myself, I’m boring myself these days.  I’m thinking that my new life does not have a shape or structure yet, the routines and patterns that framed my days have gone and I have yet to make a new pattern.  I used to be strict and have an ‘art’ day a week, no longer; I had a day for housework, gone; a day for sorting through my mountain of photos and making albums, not any more; a day for admin and planning, ha ha you must be joking.  All these (boring) routines went when we started packing back in April and I have not been able to establish them again.  Spontaneous?! what me? No way, I need a framework to hold me together because I find it all too easy to fritter away my time.

308 Chinese Lantern

308 Chinese Lantern

309 Bay branch

309 Bay branch

310 Squash

310 Squash

311 It's that man again

311 It’s that man again

312 Ginger Root

312 Ginger Root

313-1 Life Drawing class (tone)

313-1 Life Drawing class (tone)

313-2 Life Drawing class

313-2 Life Drawing class

314 Another Squash

314 Another Squash

 

A Drawing A Day – Week 44

It has been tough this week to remain motivated, it’s almost as though with the finishing post in view I can’t be bothered anymore.  I started the year with excitement and trepidation not sure if I could do it. During the year the project was a constant thing that I hung onto in a time of change, it was a punctuation point of every day, a sense of achievement every day.  Now it feels more like a chore; guess I am having a bad week.  Ignore me………..

301 Orange Peel

301 Orange Peel

302 Mother and Child

302 Mother and Child

303 Tins

303 Tins

304 Living Room

304 Living Room

305 Snug

305 Snug

306 Life Drawing

306 Life Drawing

307 Chinese Lanterns

307 Chinese Lanterns