Green

Hello again;

I thought life would be different after I finished my course, but things can take longer than we plan. On the other hand, though, I’ve had lots of time to draw and fill my sketchbooks. I even spent time at my local park, soaking in the colours (mostly green, as you can see). Continue reading »

Unsocial media

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Social media noise

I know I’m far from being a social media butterfly:

I was one of the last people I know to use a mobile phone. Continue reading »

Waste not

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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 »

Feminist books

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kitchen sketches video (unrelated to the post, or maybe not)

I recently read a stupid comment by some celebrity and it made me realise I had a debt with my readers. I had promised I’d talk about  issues I explored as part of research for my major project.

I’m not ready to discuss the issues yet. But I can make a start by sharing some of the book titles, so you have a chance to check them and know what they are about*. Continue reading »

Drawing techniques

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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

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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 »

The beginning

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Sketching at home

I wasn’t feeling very upbeat when I wrote my last post.

I feel better now. I am enjoying sketching again without an agenda,  deadlines, or courses to worry about.

I’ve also received my course results. I passed! The feedback was meticulous and accurate; it confirmed what I already knew about my project: I could have done more, better, differently. Continue reading »

Idle times

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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

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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 »