My aim this year was to use up all the pages in my art journal. And I just about made it. I think there are 2 pages left. That’s a pretty good effort I reckon. Here’s few snapshots of some favourite pages from the year: There is a bit of a theme – circles and bright colours. Random scribbling and exploring creativity. I’m thinking this … Continue reading Creative adventures – 2013 Art journals
This week I’ve been drawing faces in an attmept to develop a little stylised icon of my own. It is a return to something I started last year. Turns out it’s not so easy. Well maybe for some…not me! But I have also been reading a new book – Doodles Unleashed by Traci Bautista. Continue reading “Drawing faces”
Recently I had a birthday! And what a great day it was. Made very special by those around me who showed me great love and showered me with many gifts. One imaginative and thoughtful gift was a brush stylus for the iPad. Who knew I would love it so much! Here’s what I’ve created so far, using the Nomadbrush and the Procreate app. … Continue reading iPad painting
It’s been a grey old day here in Melbourne with constant drizzle. I didn’t mind that too much as the plan for the day was some Folio marking, sewing up a pair of lovely orange trousers for my daughter and then hopefully some drawing. I am pleased to say, all was achieved. Hooray. I found the image in a magazine recently and was so taken … Continue reading A good day for drawing
At the moment life is full of all those end of term bits and pieces, including reports. It’s not that I really love writing reports but I do enjoy reflecting on the successes of each student. I feel like I am in a privileged position where most students enjoy Art and together we find a way for them to succeed in their own style. I … Continue reading Artwork update
Even though I’ve been out of action a couple of weeks, I have found a little bit of drawing has been quite restorative. This is a drawing from back in April but it has been inspiring me a great deal over the last month or so.
I’ve pondering this direction with my artwork. Lovely, detailed pencil drawing rendered with beautiful inks. I think the technique of being loose with the ink really lends itself to my style and process. I am enjoying the inks and also developing my drawing skills. Continue reading “An artwork update – enjoying the journey”
Wow, is that the time already? It sure does fly when you’re having fun. And I couldn’t let a Sunday go by without a post – even if it is Mother’s day. What a lovely day it has been. I have been celebrated as a mum and have celebrated my own mum. With a roast lamb lunch and a very relaxed afternoon. So here … Continue reading Creativity lives!