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A Drawing A Day – Week 51

Week 51!!?? You gotta be kiddin’ me! Well fancy that, just 9 more drawings to go……..  Well, they are not very exciting drawings this week, my workroom is in such a muddle I have only been able to perch on the corner of my table with a pencil and an A4 pad.

350 Christmas Trees

350 Christmas Trees

351 Shoes

351 Shoes

352 Ipswich roofs

352 Ipswich roofs

353 Boxes for deep beds

353 Boxes for deep beds

354 Ivy

354 Ivy

355 Shrub leaves

355 Shrub leaves

356 Holly

356 Holly

 

A Drawing A Day – Week 50

Just lost my entire post! I did not save it and left the page…………ARGGHGHGH  My priceless words have just gone, never to be shared with the world – ha ha.  You will never hear my musings on the season or my opinion of the current weather – aren’t you lucky?.  I’m not going to try and rewrite so that’s all for this week folks.

343 Jade plant

343 Jade plant

344 Dead Maple Leaf

344 Dead Maple Leaf

345 Art room plant

345 Art room plant

346 Melanie stitching

346 Melanie stitching

347 Holly outline

347 Holly outline

348 Holly coloured

348 Holly coloured

349 Preliminary outline

349 Preliminary outline

A Drawing A Day – Week 49

An obsession with Ivy this week, each leaf unique and marvellous, I could draw nothing but Ivy from now on and still find something new every time.  How am going to decide what to focus on?  We concentrated on portraits in Life Drawing this week, plus I tried another self portrait – harsh!  With I big birthday coming up I should stop doing self portraits as my actual image conflicts badly with my imagined image.  But I am very drawn (no pun intended) to drawing faces, it is so interesting and intriguing.

336 Singh sister

336 Singh sister

337 Ivy

337 Ivy

338 Ivy

338 Ivy

339 Ivy

339 Ivy

340 Arghhhh

340 Arghhhh

341-1 Figure

341-1 Figure

341-2 Head

341-2 Head

342 Maple Leaf

342 Maple Leaf

A Drawing a Day – Week 48

The final month has arrived, it is now a countdown to the finish.  I have a spreadsheet that I tick the days off and I have reached the last column; 365 days fitted onto 2 A4 sheets.  The only thing that I have not been able to find since the move is sheet one from 1st January until 30th July which is a shame as I wanted to include it in my final post.   I have been investigating how to get a blog printed (not for vanity reasons as most of these drawings are heading for the great bonfire in the sky – but just as a record for myself) and have found a site called Blog2Print – has anyone used this service or can recommend another?

329 Saucepans

329 Saucepans

330 Feet

330 Feet

331 Clementine

331 Clementine

332 Watching TV

332 Watching TV

333 Ginko leaf

333 Ginko leaf

334-1 Head

334-1 Head

334-2 Life Drawing

334-2 Life Drawing

335 Iris berries

335 Iris berries

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

A Drawing A Day – Week 42

I cracked out the serious charcoal this week! What fun, I had forgotten; I have been fiddling around with charcoal wrapped in a pencil – ha, that’s for wimps.  I now have a box of willow charcoal which comes in virtually weightless slender twiglet shaped pieces of blackness.  Thanks to Ed (my life drawing teacher) who got us to use tone this week I have felt very ‘artistic’ and getting very dirty.

287 Can't be bothered pine cone

287 Can’t be bothered pine cone

288 Wonky box

288 Wonky box

289 Orange thingie

289 Orange thingie

290 Unknown shrub leaf

290 Unknown shrub leaf

291 Watching Sunday TV

291 Watching Sunday TV

292 Legs Study

292 Legs Study

293 Old school selfie

293 Old school selfie

A Drawing A Day – Week 40

Mabel the Tawny Owl

Mabel the Tawny Owl

There was much interest last week in Mabel, so I have cropped the photo and put the enlargement in this week.  She is about 12 inches tall I guess and this is her regular daytime roost.

Things must be settling down as I am finding more time for drawing which is good, I am also finding that I would like to do more time intensive stuff – maybe larger drawings or more detailed or pictures that take more than a couple of hours to complete.  But it will have to wait…..

273 Corky skin of pumpkin

273 Corky skin of pumpkin

274 Bizzy Lizzy

274 Bizzy Lizzy

275 A type of sorrel

275 A type of sorrel

276 Evergreen leaf

276 Evergreen leaf

277 Yet another Pansy

277 Yet another Pansy

278 Skimmia

278 Skimmia

279 Autumn Leaf

279 Autumn Leaf

A Drawing A Day – Week 38

Finally this week all our possessions have been gathered together again under one roof so to speak.  With the collection of the hand cart (don’t ask!) from its temporary resting place we can now see the full size of our stuff problem.  It is not as bad as I thought and over time the stuff will be tamed and cut down in size.

Well my colour mojo is back, now that my table is set up and my coloured pencils are out I have no excuses.  My coloured pencil skills have become a little rusty but it is such fun to be in colour again.

259 Acorn

259 Acorn

260 Oak Leaf

260 Oak Leaf

261 Pansy 1

261 Pansy 1

262 Pansy 2

262 Pansy 2

263 Pansy 3

263 Pansy 3

264 Spindle berries

264 Spindle berries

265 Hawthorn berries

265 Hawthorn berries