Saturday, May 31, 2014

Kokeshi dolls

I have been busy sewing and not sketching. It is very wet and cold so today I started to catch up on a few things, one being this blog. The fact that I couldnt find the sketch I wanted to add some color to is neither here nor there. I have a small collection of Kokeshi dolls, given to girls in Japan on girls day. two are really quite old as my mother bought them when she was in Japan quite a few years ago (they are signed), we bought a couple on various visits to Japan, they are mostly the more normal tourist ones but one is a signed one and I have been given one as well from a Japanese student we had staying with us. I love these dolls and they are such a lovely reminder of our trips to Japan. Not very well done I am afraid as I had to get up and down to sketch them, I think they are more wobbly and lopsided than normal, but I needed to get something done. Off to feed my wet chooks.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

From my sketchbook

I have been a bit sore and sorry for myself after my fall, but yesterday we had to go to Adelaide, John to a meeting so I wandered around Norwood Parade, had a coffee and read the paper until he was finished and then we headed over to the hair dressers. While John was having his hair and beard cut and after I had been 'done' I sat out on a very comfortable couch and sketched what was in front of me, the big owl was on a cushion and I added the smaller one and there were also two candlesticks so a small addition to my sketchbook. I am taking things a little slowly, it is my left shoulder that is giving me grief but I am still managing to get done what has to be. I am making pumpkin soup at the moment to take away with me next week, I go on Monday and home on Thursday, leaving John to hold the fort, and feed the animals. He has some meetings and didnt think he should come with me.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Playing with acrylic

I normally use watercolour but I have had a yen to try out acrylics. I am never going to be brilliant at this but rather like the primitive look to it, perhaps I am going to turn into Granma Moses!! Fell over today, not a good thing to do, landed on the good knee and re wrenched the bad shoulder, feel a bit sorry for myself!

Friday, May 09, 2014

Having fun with inktense pencils

Love being able to sketch little houses on a wet and miserable day using pen, my inktense pencils and a water brush.