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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)

 

A Drawing a Day – Week 21

Week 21 – it started with a bang and ended with a whimper, such is life and such has been my week.  Not much more to add except that drawing has been an escape from thinking, when I sit and concentrate getting something down on paper – then the whole world falls away and I am peaceful for the time that it takes and that has been a real blessing to me in the last few weeks and days. Even saying that, it has sometimes been a struggle to get pencil to paper, see if you can spot the day when I really, really didn’t feel motivated!

140 Quilt Wrestling Corner

140 Quilt Wrestling Corner

141 Shed and water butt

141 Shed and water butt

142 Hebe

142 Hebe

143 Grumpy Laser

143 Grumpy Laser

144 John resting

144 John resting

145 Rattan Chair

145 Rattan Chair

146 Chives

146 Chives

A Drawing A Day – Week 16

My theme has been tulips this week (and last week), tulipomania has struck the depths of Suffolk.  I only have one clump of tulips in the garden and I sacrificed them all for the sake of Art.  I have not been finding the the time to do ‘botanicals’ what with ‘a drawing a day’ and the rest of life intervening so this week I combined them with my series of tulip drawings.  I am also happy that life drawing classes have resumed although not so happy that they are in the evening as I am already tired before I even start.  Still a new teacher (Ed Cooper) made for a change of ideas and I ended up doing one drawing left-handed – a very interesting experiment.  I also produced a shockingly bad picture of my house which looks like a baby drew it, the proportions are so wrong its laughable, I seem to have an issue with consistency……sometimes I feel I am improving and then bang!

105 Tulip

105 Tulip

106 Same Tulip different view

106 Same Tulip different view

107 Tulip again

107 Tulip again

108 Sitting Room

108 Sitting Room

109 Upstairs landing

109 Upstairs landing

110-1 Seated woman

110-1 Seated woman

110-2 Standing woman

110-2 Standing woman

110-3 Drawn lefthanded

110-3 Drawn lefthanded

111 Cottage

111 Cottage

A Drawing A Day – Week 11

More daffodils than you can shake a stick at this week, not that I am a great fan of daffodils really, but a bunch in the house provided drawing material for several days.  They are very complicated to draw and I need to practice.

70/365  Wooden Elephant

70/365 Wooden Elephant

71/365 Money plant

71/365 Money plant

72-1 Life Drawing

72-1 Life Drawing

72-2 Life Drawing

72-2 Life Drawing

72-3 Life Drawing

72-3 Life Drawing

73 Daffodils

73 Daffodils

74 Daffodil bud

74 Daffodil bud

 

 

75 More Daffs

75 More Daffs

76 Yet another daffodil

76 Yet another daffodil

A Drawing A Day – Week 10

Surprise, surprise ten weeks have passed and today I will (hopefully) be producing my 70th drawing.  Outside spring is really in the air, the sun is hotter and the wind is gentler, and the birds are really letting us know that it is time to be getting on with spring type business.  Washing is drying on the line and the heating has not been on today……….. Maybe I will get outside and do some outdoor drawings next week?  (ha! I suspect that be a signal for the winter to leap back out!).  This week’s drawings:

63/365 Tea ceremony 1

63/365 Tea Ceremony 1

64/365 Tea Ceremony 2

64/365 Tea Ceremony 2

65-1/365 Life Drawing 1

65-1/365 Life Drawing 1

65-2/365 Life Drawing 2

65-2/365 Life Drawing 2

66/365 My Boots

66/365 My Boots

67/365 His Boots

67/365 His Boots

68/365 Bananas

68/365 Bananas

69/365 Brocolli

69/365 Brocolli

A Drawing a Day – Week 9

I seem to be going backwards this week, it has been a struggle to get pencil to paper and to get mind frame into gear.  The sixty drawing landmark was passed this week, only 305 to go as my dear husband said, what it is to have support from your nearest and dearest – ha ha!

56/365 Office Chair 2

56/365 Office Chair 2

57/365 Easter Cactus

57/365 Easter Cactus

58_1/365 Life Drawing

58_1/365 Life Drawing

58_2/365 Life Drawing 2

58_2/365 Life Drawing 2

59/365 Arghh chair

59/365 Arghh chair

60/365 Scribbly chair

60/365 Scribbly chair

61/365 Daffs 1

61/365 Daffs 1

62/365 Daffs 2

62/365 Daffs 2

A Drawing a Day – Week 7

Visitors meant I missed my Life Drawing class this week but on the positive side I got to cuddle my grand daughter who is now 3 months old.  A little darling!  Spring is really here and the garden calls……so much to tidy up after the winter.

42/365 Evening Primrose

42/365 Evening Primrose

43/365 Corner of the Sitting Room

43/365 Corner of the Sitting Room

44/365 Bromeliad

44/365 Bromeliad

45/365 Knitting Basket

45/365 Knitting Basket

46/365 Watching Six Nations (again)

46/365 Watching Six Nations (again)

47/365 Pineapple detail

47/365 Pineapple detail

48/365 Pineapple top

48/365 Pineapple top

A Drawing a Day – Week 4

Well I will say that the weeks are passing with astonishing swiftness – week 4 already.  Not much more to say except I have managed so far to keep on track genuinely making time to do one drawing a day whatever happens – so I am feeling a sense of achievement in my persistence if not always for the drawings.

21-365 Winter Aconite

21-365 Winter Aconite

22-365 Wonky Chair 1

22-365 Wonky Chair 1

23-365 Wonky chair 2

23-365 Wonky chair 2

24-365 Liz sewing & Gay drinking tea

24-365 Liz sewing & Gay drinking tea

25-365 Twig

25-365 Twig

26-365 Washing basket

26-365 Washing basket

27-365 Bowl of Oranges

27-365 Bowl of Oranges