Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sketchbook fun

I keep on doing too much and then having to sit for a while and there is usually a sketchbook handy. The blue owl was done while seeing what an ordinary childs crayon would do as a resist to watered down quink ink, and this was the result.
All I can say is that it was fun to do. perhaps I am going back into second childhood already!
The girls face is one of many I do, pick up a magazine and try to get a reasonable resemblance. Sh e is rather sweet and maybe used for something, I dont know what.
I have finally finished going through Robyn's artpropelled blogspot, see Robyn in the side bar. She is a South African wood carver and what she does is wonderful but her blog I find quite inspirational and and a wonderful insight into another country. Like me she is a collector but she does things with her collections.
I was inspired tonight to find a box with divisions in it and get it oiled, tomorrow I may get some sort of collection into it. Not sure if the kangaroo skull will fit but there are many other things, from old keys to bottle tops and feathers, cowrie shells and rocks.


Celeste Maia said...

How great to "meet" you and thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words. I will also be visiting your blog, I enjoyed your drawings very much. You have a nice line, there is a freshness to the sketches.

Heather said...

I love the relaxed style of your sketches and drawings. I am far too uptight about it all and get cross with myself and then stop trying. Good luck with Dale's Holey Moley club - I am still trying to catch up with the Ratty Tatty Papers which had to be abandonned half way through. Never mind, they'll wait for me. I wish I could stop collecting things - our house has reached capacity point, but you never know when something might come in handy or is just too lovely not to take home.

ArtPropelled said...

Penny thanks for the surprise mention about my blog. Your drawings are captivating....the sweet face and the whimsical owl. I can't wait to see the box once you've filled it. (Hope the kangaroo skull fits!)

Clare W said...

I['ve really enjoyed visiting your blog. Your paintings are fresh and pure - hope your knee is feeling easier! xx