This first drawing is really about the wrinkles, whilst clearly not being an old face. I'm really pleased with how the textures work xx
This drawing is also old in a different way. This is a 500 year old mummy of an Incan boy. He was buried in a pile of stones on top of a mountain, probably as a sacrifice to the sun. The toys around him are not actually toys but llamas and figures of a godess as further tribute.
For this week's subject I simply picked a photo I had taken of a guy at work. I had taken the photo in the forst place because I loved the pose and the costume. The job this chap was doing, tho, was rather brilliant. He was part of a tightwire act, mostly clowning with the audience and setting up for the aerialists. At this moment he was checking the tension on the high wire. As the day had been wet, then warm, then dry and cold, he had to adjust throughout the show.
The Bijoux Girl and I started drawing stars and looking at the shapes people had used on the artworks already submitted to I Friday. We like starburst designs and planets. I'll post her work tomorrow when it's light and I can take a decent photo... xx
I have seriously fallen off the hapiness wagon! February is always the hardest time. I have hardly posted any thanks, completely stopped using my thankfulness jar, and tho I'm still drawing every day I'm not posting my drawings. I could sit here and whinge - it's a good use of a personal blog, right?
But what I'm going to do is recommit.
A friend of mine told me about this project - 100 HAPPY DAYS Check it out, find out what it's about, join in. Basically you take a photo of something that make... Continue reading...
(Well it is a good morning here in any case - the sun is shining, mist is rising out of the valley, orange light is meandering in through my front windows, reflected off the brick houses opposite, and clinky bin men are up and down the street a lot just now)
Welcome to my little world of blog. It is becoming a little world full of gratitude as I make my way down a path that I hope leads to greater happiness and fulfilment - tho I'm not sure in what way exactly that will manifest.... Continue reading...
We cause ourselves some degree of heartache when we dwell in the past, thinking of what we had had and what we have lost.
It is important to honour the lessons we have learned. It is good to take time to reflect. A joyful memory is a gift that keeps on giving.
It is also important to be here, to be in this time. Indeed one cannot be in any other time. Wishing for the return of past times can only waste the time we are given in this moment. Look around at what you have now and take time to be th... Continue reading...
So Yesterday evening as soon as I posted my blog and my thankfulness a friend in Oz posted back on fb, asking had I seen this project, it's called 365 Grateful by Hailey Bartholomew.
This is a beautiful project. Rather than trying to explain, this is what Hailey has written:
all began back In 2008. I was feeling really down. It seems strange now
to say that because I can't think of a good reason why I should have
been, but I know I felt incredibly out of sorts with life. It was like I
k... Continue reading...