I have absolutely fallen in love with sketching miniatures. I never knew sketching miniatures would be so interesting.
So…I have found my happy place! It’s sketching in bed….go figure. Not reading in bed….sketching.
I find it soooooo relaxing. I loooove my happy place. Makes me want to stay in bed all day.
So now, my sketchbook is never too far away….it’s actually within reach. First thing in the morning….last thing at night. Curious as to how long this infatuation with my sketchbook will last….
So far….sketching is my meditation. I could eat, sleep, sketch…all day (or maybe not all day)
But I did notice….I found every excuse in the book not to go out yesterday and I completed four sketches…. yay me. Better not turn into a sketching recluse….yet.
I start every single sketch with ‘oooo I don’t know….’ daunted by the blank page till I make the first mark. Then I want to put another mark. It’s like one step, then another….slowly creating more marks.
The trepidation is ok….healthy even….cos drawing is a learning process….teaching your eye to see. However your drawing turns out….celebrate it like I do….and keep practicing. Drawing is like playing ‘I spy…’ you become more aware.
Ever since the lockdown the RA have been posting doodle prompts on Twitter.
Recently I discovered the sketchaday app…..love it!
Take your time…don’t rush yourself….enjoy the mark making process. It is a journey….not a destination. (…simply had to throw in that cliche)
….simply adore the texture of this handmade paper!!!
It is dragon leaf paper made by 6th formers of Highshore School, Camberwell. I’m sooo chuffed I get to use this beautiful paper.
Really looking forward to my next art fair … ‘handmade at the Factory’ ….definitely has an interesting ring to it. Not very likely I would put the two together…. ‘handmade’ and ‘factory’. But it works!!! Handmade on a ginormous scale! Many artists and designers selling in the Factory over one weekend. I am ready for this most interesting experience.
Most times it’s the day after seeing an exhibition you realise just how much you’ve been impacted. Saw a Faith Ringgold exhibition yesterday and all I can think about right now are her painted quilts. Yesterday I was blown away by her honesty, today her execution….
…the way she tells her stories.
She is so fearless. It’s one Exhibition I would like to go visit again.
I can’t get enough of Frank Bowling!!!! I just want to live in this gallery….stare at his paintings all day. I am so inspired!!!!!
So…..got some upcoming trading dates!!!
14th September 2019
5th October 2019
14th December 2019
I’ll be at the Portobello Artisan Market
9 – 5pm
Tavistock Square, Portobello Road, W11
palo santo stick….smoking 😁 tomfoolery