|Drawings, singsing photo from the 70's, tanzanian 1000 shilling, Pat Hayward sculpture and some other bits and bobs|
|Bird on a bamboo branch|
It has been so long since I have worked with pastel, and I don't have any clean plastic pockets any more.
It's heaven though...remembering my old techniques, bunging up the marker pens with pastel dust, layering with the different media, using the paper pencil.....I think I'm going to skip painting for now, despite all the plans I had. The drawing process is so much more gratifying at the moment. 20 minutes, and I have something to show, some sense of achievement. With a painting...the speed I move, and the opportunities I have to get down into the studio...well, they've been taking months. It's just not enough continuity to get any fluidity or passion into the paintings. They feel dull, unfinished and boring.
So, here we are, me all inspired, drawing on my surroundings, and random images such as this bird here which I found on pinterest....well hopefully its the start of something again!!!
For those of you who aren't regular visitors, or are new around here, I'm aiming to do one creative project a month this year which might seem a bit light on, but previous years creative project lists have proven to be a bit beyond my capabilities with a toddler in tow. If you would like to see some of the other creative projects for the year, visit posts here and here, or visit the tags down the bottom and hunt out ones with creative in them.