25 April 2006
20 April 2006
For the One Step Further symmetry challenge I scanned a watercolour painting and added borders around it. It then looked too plain so I added some punchies to try and spruce it up. I found it difficult working with lines around a drawing, it was almost too clinical for me. This was definitely a challenge!
18 April 2006
17 April 2006
14 April 2006
13 April 2006
Madhatter Monday - Bullies. This is a drawing of a pit bull terrier bully - half dog half girl. I remember a girl in primary school who bullied and taunted me for quite a while. Back then though we just had to deal with it. Schools didn't have policies and people weren't as educated as now. I just got on with life, and the details are very sketchy now but I don't hold a grudge.
11 April 2006
An Inspire Me Thursday "A Series of Art" challenge entitled Creation, Youth and Age (aka Egg, Duckling, Duck). I had so much fun doing this, in fact I found it very challenging designing the piece but I am extremely happy with the outcome.
10 April 2006
06 April 2006
The rose! Not one of my favourite flowers, much to the shock of most. My favourite flower is a tulip but it's difficult to find one in February! In any case, the rose is a lovely flower to paint with such a variety of colours.
I fell in love with a botanical study by Edith Holden. She did this last century in the form of a diary and everything about it is divine - from the drawings, to the information to her exquisite hand writing. She motivated me to put together my own little study of flowers. On my evening walks I have opened my eyes to the world of plants and pick one a month to study. The scanning is not clear because of the textured journal paper.
Another DD challenge was to draw something spiral in shape. This was obvious to me - the shape of a shell is spiral, such a wonder of nature.
The spiral is associated with regenerated life and is an ancient symbol. Each phase begins, moves to a climax and comes to conclusion only to move into a new experience as the process begins again.