Category Archives: PAINTING AND DRAWING

Waste not

Hello again;

I recently met with a friend from my course. She told me she was planning on using her growing portfolio of drawings to make new sketchbooks. I said that was a brilliant idea, had she seen my posts about it? Continue reading »

Drawing techniques

Hello;

I’ve been meaning to read some more feminist books. However, every time I go to the library I find myself borrowing other books that catch my eye. Lately I’ve read quite a few books about drawing and perspective and how to sketch.

I know, it’s spooky: Those feminist books I keep mentioning on my blog and I keep procrastinating about. I think it’s because they were tough to read, the topics were too poignant and they made me feel sad, indignant, upset… Continue reading »

Lounge sketches

Hello again;

I don’t have much to share today. But I have been looking at my drawings, noticing how my collection is growing.

I thought it would be fun to make a video with some of them.

Before you watch it beware:

* LOUD MUSIC AND NOISE* Continue reading »

Idle times

Hello again;

When I was attending my recent course I used to draw at lunch time.

It was a useful routine, because it helped me build up a habit.

I have developed another habit recently: I like to draw during idle times: Times waiting for food to cook, for software updates to download. Times when I’m in the middle of doing something and I am losing focus. I have learned that if I turn to drawing my motivation usually comes back. Continue reading »

Routine

Hello again;

I’ve found it strange not to be at my course any more.

On the one hand I welcome the free time, not to have to travel back and forth to class every week.

On the other hand things are still unclear. Life is taking time to get settled into a routine. Continue reading »

Recycled sketchbooks

Making sketchbooks from recycled paper

Hello again;

I’ve been finding things to do in my spare time after the end of my course.

I had lots of paper laying about: papers from worksheets, from presentation sheets, from test prints I liked and from test prints that didn’t work out.

I wanted to hold on to those works: Some are beautiful experiments, others are worksheets with concepts I learned during my course. I didn’t want to let go of those works, and I didn’t want to let old papers take up my space either. I thought of ways I could hold on to them and find them some practical use. Continue reading »

Back to reality

Hi again;

It’s strange to think that tomorrow we’ll be picking up our works, tidying up the walls, leaving the place ready for someone else, some other exhibition, some other students or artists in the making.

I don’t like to dwell too long on farewells and goodbyes. I find it much more exciting to think of the road ahead, to think of the good memories (this amazing course that gave me many challenges and many late nights preparing for some deadline or another), and to keep going. Continue reading »

City Lit exhibition

How to find What If? City Lit FAD exhibition

Hi again;

The first time I went to Copeland Gallery I made my own way. I didn’t know of this entrance and walked all around the block to enter through the back gate.

You don’t need to do that. In case you are not familiar with the area I took these pics earlier today. Imagine they are visual breadcrumbs for you to follow when you come to our exhibition. Continue reading »

Angels over Peckham

Hi again;

Don’t worry, I won’t go all religious on my blog. I leave those topics for other people with more to say on the matter.

But I had a funny thing happening this morning, on my way to help set up our upcoming group exhibition at Copeland Gallery, Peckham, and … I had to share with you.

There must have been someone watching over me. Things could have turned out very differently. Continue reading »

Untitled

Hello again;

I decided to start this blog post early and see if I could publish it nearer the time of the exhibition. The main reason being that procrastinating is much more appealing than working on things that are still undecided in my mind.

For instance: I could keep working on the type of images and decide the colours and write my project and prepare my worksheets.

But… Continue reading »