Category Archives: Drawing a Day

A Drawing A Day – Week 35

Moving in, moves on and my current obsessions are not artistic but sadly prosaic involving soft furnishings and light fitments which involve me saying ‘how much?!’ in an astonished manner more often than I care to think about.  My new garden has been planted for low maintenance and not for beauty so there is not much to inspire me but I have been making plans for next year to dig up the grass and cram the space with the edible and the beautiful.

238 Orchid

238 Orchid

239 Landing and Stairs

239 Landing and Stairs

240 Aloe

240 Aloe

240 Pelargonium

240 Pelargonium

241 Dozing

241 Dozing

242 Pelargonium flower

242 Pelargonium flower

243 Wigelia

243 Wigelia

 

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A Drawing A Day – Week 34

Gradually the swirling piles of possessions are beginning to settle, and this place is beginning to feel like home.  I have been disorientated in the early mornings when I fail to recognise the ceiling in my new bedroom and wonder where I am.  I have little moments when it dawns on me that someone else is living in ‘my house’ and I have vivid memories of the old place, strengthened I suspect by the sketches I made.  All this said, I am happy in the new house and this week I even unearthed my coloured pencils and gave them an airing.

Here are my drawing for Week 34 – I continue to be amazed that I have continued this project for so long, I guess it has become a habit…..

231 Table and Chair

231 Table and Chair

232 Autumn Leaf

232 Autumn Leaf (or should I say August leaf)

233 Variegated Leaf

233 Variegated Leaf

234 Felting Group

234 Felting Group

235 Wonky Shed

235 Wonky Shed

236 Feet

236 Feet

237 Chaos in the Workroom

237 Chaos in the Workroom

A Drawing A Day – Week 33

The weeks are passing at a terrifying speed and we are gradually settling into our new home.  I now have the start of a usable workroom and I am looking forward to getting my coloured pencils out again.  This past few weeks I have only had a pencil case and sketchbook easily to hand, the sewing has gone for a burton as I am too tired when I sit down in the evening and I haven’t sorted out a good sewing light.  Item 151 on the ‘to do’ list…………….

This weeks offerings:

224 Basil

224 Basil

225 Jack

225 Jack

226 Srivandana drawing

226 Srivandana drawing

227 More resting

227 More resting

228 Sit still please!

228 Sit still please!

229 Brush pen experiment

229 Brush pen experiment

230 Pears and Bananas

230 Pears and Bananas

A Drawing A Day – Week 32

This has been the hardest week of the year so far to keep the project going.  I thought it was hard enough before the move when I was packing everything away – well little did I know that that was the easy bit.  Unpacking is far, far harder – who knew!  This is because as each item is unpacked it has to be put away or placed somewhere and in a new house these places have not evolved yet, so each item has to be thought about and that takes time.  Most of my drawings this week have been late night or when I am out and about and a shocking bunch they are this time.

217 Isabel

217 Isabel

218 Actinidia

218 Actinidia

219 Woman Knitting

219 Woman Knitting

220 Steve's leaving do

220 Steve’s leaving do

221 Washing Line

221 Washing Line

222 Bar Stools

222 Bar Stools (despite appearances I was not drunk)

223 John

223 John (he has more beard than this but he moved so only has a moustache)

A Drawing A Day – Week 31

Just as many previous weeks have involved packing up possessions now I am involved with unpacking them…..  My workroom has become the dumping ground for everything that does not yet have a place in our new home so I can barely move in the space, but on the positive side the rest of the house is taking shape.  I have kept up the drawing but they are mostly late night drawings as I keep getting sidetracked during the day.

210 Eric Reading

This is a good likeness of my son and I am pleased with this drawing

211 Late night drawing

211 Late, late night drawing

212 Dresser

212 Dresser (top only as I ran out of energy and paper)

213 Just resting my eyes

213 Just resting my eyes

214 Legs

214 Just resting my legs

215 Not Packing but Unpacking

215 Not Packing but Unpacking

216 Aloe Vera

216 Aloe Vera

A Drawing A Day – Week 29

Well you might be able to spot my current concern as you look through my sketches for the week, I make no apology.  We are now camping indoors as things are packed away, my studio has shrunk to a basket and my kitchen to a cardboard box.  Feeling positive but also apprehensive – will everything go smoothly? will the removal men arrive? will the money go into the right places? will I like my new home? will I have regrets? Time will tell I expect.

196 Clematis leaves

196 Clematis leaves

197 Packing up

197 Packing up

198 Getting ready to leave

198 Getting ready to leave

199 So much stuff!

199 So much stuff!

200 Shame I have to take the ironing board

200 Shame I have to take the ironing board

201 Guess what? More packing...

201 Guess what? More packing…

202 Every room boxed and ready

202 Every room boxed and ready

 

A Drawing A Day – Week 28

This has been a huge week for me, on day 191 we finally exchanged contracts on the sale of our house and the purchase of a new house!  The process of selling and buying houses is tortuous and slow and has been a huge strain; the daily drawing practice has given me a break from thinking about stuff, but even that hasn’t worked these past few days as you can see in the quality of my drawings!  Still we did get a couple of days camping at the seaside at Eccles on Sea (what a fab name). Packing is now in full swing and my workroom is all packed up, if I manage a drawing a day in the next week it will be a flipping miracle………… Goodbye country cottage, hello townie life.

189 Choisia leaves

189 Choisia leaves

190 Hollyhock

190 Hollyhock

191 Dahlia stem

191 Dahlia stem

192 Camping in Eccles on Sea

192 Camping in Eccles on Sea

193 Dahlia 1

193 Dahlia 1

194 Dahlia 2

194 Dahlia 2

195 Orchid (scrappy and distracted)

195 Orchid (scrappy and distracted)