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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 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

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