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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 41

A full on family week has not left much time or energy for drawing or writing.

280 Sweet Chestnut

280 Sweet Chestnut

281 Coffee Table

281 Coffee Table (late night because I forgot!)

282 Cauliflower

282 Cauliflower (we ate the cauliflower and this is what was heading to the compost)

283 Skimmia

283 Skimmia

284 Baby

284 Baby

285 Life Drawing

285 Life Drawing

286 Active Cat

286 Active cat who would not sit still for even 10 seconds.

A Drawing A Day – Week 39

In our old place when we walked we became accustomed to Buzzards shrieking overhead and looked forward to seeing ‘our’ Buzzard who sometimes came very close.  Now we have moved into town we have a new bird friend to enjoy.

Tawny Owl in Christchurch Park

Mabel in Christchurch Park

Meet Mabel the resident Tawny Owl who lives in this tree, she can be spotted most mornings looking down on us all as we go about our business.  The grass where everyone stops to look has worn away and she is a local celebrity.  I believe she has reared chicks for the past two years.

This weeks offerings:

266 Rosehips

266 Rose hips

267 Purple pansy

267 Purple pansy

268 Plum

268 Plum

269 Apple

269 Apple

270 Virginia creeper leaf (unfinished)

270 Virginia creeper leaf (unfinished)

271 Woman standing

271 Woman standing

272 Sycamore seed

272 Sycamore seed

A Drawing A Day – Week 24

A bit of drama with the making of drawing 164 – drawing whilst having a bonfire is not a good idea!  Too much fuel on the fire made it quite fierce and hot with smuts flying all over the place. I got a bit panicky so had to pay attention to keeping the fire under control, and when it had died down then the rain started………. So first fire and then water – I lost heart with my sketching and went indoors for a nice cup of tea.  And drawing 165 has the record for being the sketch that took the least amount of time (but at least I took my drawing things on my walk).

161 Honeysuckle

161 Honeysuckle

162 Clematis

162 Clematis

163 Wonky Sheds

163 Wonky Sheds

164 Half started sheds

164 Half started sheds (driven away by fire and water!)

165 30 second scene

165 30 second scene

166 Life Drawing

166 Life Drawing

167 Corner of the garden

167 Corner of the garden

A Drawing a Day – Week 19

This week my week was frittered away with spring cleaning and gardening, it is amazing how the bright sunshine shows the grime and dust, so I have been shamed into putting my rubber gloves on and getting down and dirty!  We have had rain and warmth at last and the garden has responded by bursting into growth, at least the weeds have.  I spent an hour doubled over a flower bed and filled a wheelbarrow with weeds – how come they are so much quicker off the mark than the flowers I really want.  Mind you some of the weeds are beautiful, I just love Herb Robert and always leave a few plants to flower and seed around the place.  I just love self seeded plants, I try and be a low impact gardener, hence my garden is always a little shaggy around the edges.  I was due to go to London to see an exhibition of coloured pencil drawings but my train was cancelled due to a ‘fatality’ further down the line, some poor soul could not cope any more, it made me sad to think that this person had no other option and I felt for the poor train driver too – so sad.

126 Cerinthe

126 Cerinthe

127 Corner of Bedroom

127 Corner of Bedroom

128 View into bedroom and down the stairs

128 View into bedroom and down the stairs

129  Clematis

129 Clematis

130 Clematis leaf

130 Clematis leaf

131-2 Standing woman

131-2 Standing woman

131-3 Woman Seated

131-3 Woman Seated

131-1 Standing woman

131-1 Standing woman

132 Bit of Beam

132 Bit of Beam

 

A Drawing A Day – Week 17

This week has been the hardest so far in continuing with a drawing a day, I suspect that like an elite athlete (which I am not – ha ha!) I have ‘hit the wall’.  I have had to work through the pain of forcing myself to sit down and just do it.  I have been my own worst enemy by leaving it until the end of the day when I am certainly not at my best.  There have also been distractions, on Friday I went to the Society of Botanic Artists annual exhibition, which was both inspiring and dull, some stuff is just same old, same old, but some was brilliant.  I particularly liked the paintings made with cut paper by Penny Brown (sadly I cannot find a web link).  We also had a family weekend with children and grandchild visiting so not much time for art.  Life drawing was fun this week with an exercise of drawing without looking at the paper, the results were a hoot but it was a definite practise in looking.

112 - Leaf

112 – Leaf

113 Leaf in colour

113 Leaf in colour

114 Visitors

114 Visitors

115 Middle Son

115 Middle Son

116 Staircase

116 Staircase

117-1 Life Drawing

117-1 Life Drawing

117-2 Life Drawing

117-2 Life Drawing

118 Bluebell

118 Bluebell

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