Friday, August 28, 2009

Watching netball

It was freezing cold when we watched Evie play netball and my knee didnt want to stand for too long so I found a seat, and froze some more and sketched what was in front of me, it was quite fun.
I have not had a good day but if you want to know why go here.
I did do one thing I am really pleased about, on a throw out table at a newsagent I found for $20 this paperback called The Great Italian Painters From the Gothic to the Renaissance, published by Scala and there are about 700 pages and the reproductions are really lovely. I am not religious but I love faces and especially the Madonna Child paintings and this is full of them, as well as some other wonderful faces and I am in heaven.
I suppose my face thing stems from my cloth doll faces and my painting but this has such lovely bright colors as well.
The textiles are wonderfully done as well, all in all a great find.
We have our tickets for Europe and most places are booked, I just have to tidy up the last week or so when we go to Yourkshire and the Border country and whether we get to North Wales or not.
Its getting exciting!


Candy said...

I'm sorry you had such a bad day. It's unfortunate that it's so difficult to get a private room that your mom will like. The same type of thing goes on here, too.

I don't know what netball is. I'll have to Google it. Congratulations on your cool find.

Celeste Maia said...

That book you found sounds fantastic, that was really a lucky find!
I have missed you, it has been ages since I heard from you. Sorry about the bad day, but I hope that things will improve. Take care, my friend.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Do hope we manage to meet up Penny.

ArtPropelled said...

Hi Penny, I hope you have recovered from your bad day. Great netball sketch. It took me back many years to when I played a lot of netball and spent time on the sidelines between matches. I forgot to comment on your other blog about the beautiful buttons you have beaded. Such pretty and intricate work!

BT said...

What a lovely find that book was. I'm envious! Especially for the textile illustrations.

How excited you must be about your trip.