Monthly Archives: January 2016

This year’s project

Well we had our get together at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Maggie and Alison met each other for the first time which was great, I felt that they already knew a bit about each other because of the drawings they had shared over the year.  The exhibition was heaving with people which spoiled the enjoyment a little, but that seems to be the problem with these ‘special’ exhibitions with allotted time slots, we bypassed the first two rooms and skipped ahead where the space was emptier.  Then backtracked later to see the beginning.  Here we are! Sue, Maggie and Alison, over lunch we talked about continuing to share what we were working on and we decided on a name for our new blog – Drawn Together.

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We will post what we are working on and we will try and share once a week.

On a personal level I have been pondering on what I want to do artistically this year, as I have found the commitment to practice regularly so useful last year.  Finally, this morning, I had an idea………. My friend Brian sent me a book last year called ‘642 Tiny Things to Draw’ as a joke (I think) but this little book has been challenging me ever since.

The areas that I want to work on are 1) imagination & 2) composition, so I am going to take the drawing suggestions from the book in order and three at a time and try and make a picture (but I reserve the right to skip the odd suggestion).  So my first picture will contain cupcake sprinkles, a button on a TV remote and an eraser! Good luck with that I hear you say, as well you might.  Even as I wrote down those first three items my heart sank, but nothing ventured nothing gained.

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