I've been making line drawings this week, most of them direct contour drawings or incorporating that style as part of the drawings. This drawing is of my workroom. I often call it the art room, though there's artwork by me and other artists throughout the rooms my husband and I live in. The Art Room,… Continue reading In the Art Room
One day last month, after making a few drawings, I scribbled a wavy line across a page in my sketchbook. I turned the page this way and that and the line became a face of sorts. I named it covid-19.
I've been carving another block print. And yesterday I thought it would be good to also get back into drawing again. I haven't done this in a while. It's a way for me to be connected to seeing and paying attention even when not involved in a larger project. So today after breakfast I drew… Continue reading Drawing Again
I've been drawing what's around me--both grand and plain. When I'm at home, I enjoy paying attention to some of the things I see everyday that I might otherwise almost ignore. Here's several felt pen drawings from August and October of objects in the apartment.
Here are 3 drawings I made earlier this month of an ornamental gourd I bought in the countryside. I love the wild shapes of the gourds of autumn. This one is yellow-orange and dark green, but I've focused on the shape and sketched it in black on white. I believe that when I was a… Continue reading Gourd
When we were in Newfoundland we hiked in Terra Nova National Park by the ocean. One afternoon and the following day, we went to Buckley Cove. I carried a sketch book and pens with me during our trip and sat on a rock to draw part of the cove. When faced with such beauty, I… Continue reading Terra Nova, Drawing and a Surprise in an Alley
I've continued doing line drawings. I find the practice helps me focus--literally and figuratively. Last week, I began paying attention to a carving we've had for years. The plaque has been done very skillfully and with great care extending even to its back that is covered in soft chisel marks. We found it at a yard… Continue reading Shepherd Carving
I haven't done line drawing in a while and thought it would be helpful to begin again. It's a way of grounding myself in the present and seeing what's in front of me. Here's several drawings I've done this week with black pigment markers. I found them calming to do. This first one is in… Continue reading Some Line Drawings
I've been experimenting with drawing more cartoons. That process led me to a small drawing continuing with the theme of dreams that I began in my first cartoon. After having done a number of works that felt too controlled, I made a loose unplanned sketch that felt freer to me. Afterwards, I added colour to the line drawing with… Continue reading Dreams Drawing
A few years ago, I entered several notebooks and photographs in The Sketchbook Project. In 2012, I sent away for another moleskine book. I had previously written a poem that I thought would paradoxically work with the topic "Fill me with Stories." I made a book using very simple line drawings and printing. I can't recall why… Continue reading The Emptiness We Require