Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Monday, 21 September 2009
Sunday, 20 September 2009
It isn't finished yet. But I have run out of weekend. Just off for supper and a bath now. Hope this week is as productive....
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Last night I got the chance to prepare some sketchbook pages. Since college I have always been drawn to layering and sticking and painting pages to make them a bit more interesting and inspiring than a plain white page. I've been using some recycled old papers I bought in a pack from Etsy, pages from old music books and odds and end I have in my huge paper box.
I also like painting my pages, and leaving them to dry before drawing on top of them. This one is an old tester tube of paint, which I just splodged onto the page, spreading it out roughly with the thixk paint brush. It's given me a lovely texture to draw onto, and the ink looks surprisingly clean. I also used some white gesso, which takes a while to dry but gives a more textured effect.
And here are the results. I've drawn from the photos and sketches I made in Newark the other day, and I think the old buildings look great on the antiquey-brownish faded papers.
Friday, 18 September 2009
And we may have some dog news soon too, we have registered with a Border Collie Rescue place (and have our eye on a couple of their beauties) and we will be having our home check done soon. Hopefully we may be hearing the pitter patter of little paws in the very near future.
Thursday, 17 September 2009
I've been out and about on my travels today armed with my sketchbook and my pens, and I ended up in Newark. I have been meaning to go there for a while, the buildings are amazing, and it's surprising how much of them you miss when you don't look up above eye level! It felt great to get my pens and pencils out again and do some random sketching, where it just doesn't matter, you are doing it because it feels good to be drawing again.... although I hate it when random people stop and look at what you're doing!!
Sunday, 13 September 2009
So, thats the reason my blog posts have been non-existent for the past couple of weeks. Before I went away I did get some of my work framed, ready for action, for my first 'stockist' in Nottingham. You can't really see the details but you get the general idea. I didn't want to risk unwrapping them, as, knowing me, I'd trip up out of the car on delivery day, and ruin them!!
Which leads me onto my latest dilemma.... I have hit a bit of a brickwall with my work.... i've lost my creative mojo, so-to-speak... and I'm just waiting to be struck by new inspiration. I really feel like I need to get on with making some new work, but just haven't a flipping clue what to do. Maybe I'm just taking myself too seriously, trying too hard, and thinking of the end product before I even start a new project. Maybe I just need a good talking to by my sis, or just a plain old kick up the derriere, who knows..... what does everyone else do when inspiration doesn't strike.... top tips welcome (that's if anyone else still reads this!!)