Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Journal-July and August

I worked for three weeks for Arty Party this holiday. The theme was 'under the sea', hence the fantasy fish. 

 A costume from this book.

 Letters from a bag of them bought in Deptford market. As part of the decluttering I am using things I have kept, to use but not used. If you see what I mean!
 I have been reading this book too, and it has made me want to draw. I always start drawing with the intention of doing it every day, then never do, but the book is inspiring me. I enjoyed drawing the police van. I never realised how many numbers and information is written on the back of them. I watched all the police officers coming back one by one with their lunch. They were parked for about the same length of time as me, while I waited for Andy.
 One of our garden chairs. Difficult underneath to draw!
Yellow hippo in a pot of small detritus from the shed. All still out there apart from him who got special house privileges because I drew him.

 Tiger on bright brusho background. 

 This is the corner of the neighbour's house. 

 This girl's cloud head is copied from somewhere, but her lightning dress is all my own idea!
 The cats have a new huge deluxe scratching post which Cassie loves. She sleeps on the very top where she is more or less level with our heads!
 I keep wool in the two holes in the bottom. The cats don't like those so they are very useful.
 Brusho with embossing powder. That was my messy half hour tonight!


Steve Reed said...

Love the journals! I wish I had that kind of ability! (I feel like I'm always saying that about your blog.) I especially like "Fantasy Fish #5."

Linda Sue said...

Loving all of your work here and I do not know how I missed your Owls but have seen them now and absolutely adore them. Well done! Your journals are extraordinary and most inspiring, I am too busy to draw, so I think...but if I did not do dishes or wash the floor Or make dinner...I would draw, I think that is what I will do today. Thank you for the inspiration! You are a creative dynamo!

snoopydog said...

I love seeing your journal work too. Love the fish, the hippo and the clever sketch of the garden chair! Ros