Sunday, 19 July 2009

Drawing

I just wanted to share two books I have come across recently that are both brilliant. The first-"An Illustrated Life" is a collection of different artist's sketchbooks/journals and is just full of good stuff! Danny Gregory is the artist who brought it together. I saw this book on someone's blog and cannot remember who's it was but if it was you-thanks!
Then, looking on Amazon, I saw another book by Danny Gregory called "Everyday Matters". I received this on Saturday morning and read all of it there and then. It is a lovely, touching book. Both books are really inspiring.
Three more days of school to go and I can't wait for the holidays now! Monday is our Pirate picnic day and yes, I am dressing up! Tuesday is Forest School and Wednesday is the last day, hurray! I have friends coming to stay at the weekend so Thursday is the big push to get the house tidy enough for that. Friday I might actually do nothing except read and watch films! Hope you all have a good week!

6 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

Those books look very interesting! Not long now until your visit - we've even made the effort to clean the windows!!

Anne said...

Hi, Sarah! The books look like fun! Thanks for sharing them! :-)

Anairam said...

That first book looks SO great - exactly the thing I would enjoy, but as I feel I spend too much time looking at other people's lovely work instead of attempting my own, I've put a (temporary) hold on buying any new art books ... Oh, YAY for holidays! You must enjoy yours, and I hope to see a picture on your blog of your pirate outfit! PS I've chosen the weekword for this week here:
http://fraiing.blogspot.com/2009/07/word.html
and was wondering if you would like to play along this week? It is open to anybody, and it is such fun to interpret the word - and with your creativity I'm sure you could rustle up something in 10 minutes flat! No pressure, I just thought I would let you know!

Liz said...

Those books look great! I hope you have a fun weekend with your visitors.

kendalee said...

Danny Gregory's blog was one of the first I discovered - via his book Everyday Matters, which I love. It, he, inspires me to draw, even though I'm really rubbish at it. He also got me hooked on, and exploring the world of blogging... long before I started my own. Very talented and lovely man. I haven't invested in the new book yet although it's on my amazon wishlist. I might just do so now that it comes with your recommendation too!

Relyn said...

Oh, I do love Danny Gregory's Everyday Matters. I'll have to get An Illustrated Life.