Monday, April 4, 2016

Drawing with J & H...



Jonah (8) and Hugo (6) are not impressed about Life Drawing. They are slightly insulted and have told me they run a much better drawing class. This week they are teaching "How to draw Dinosaurs". Every time I look away from my drawing Hugo steals it and fixes it up for me! It is true, their class is fun!!





Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Life Drawing


It is true, we have moved to the big city and so I have to take all the opportunities the city has to offer. Starting with Life Drawing classes. I need to get back into practise. After over four years of managing other artists, for my sanity I have to have some "me" time. I haven't done a life drawing class for nearly twenty years, so I have picked a casual suburban class. I know immediately I have found a safe place. In a crowded room, there are easels everywhere, chatter and laughter. The class is filled with mostly eccentric oldies, somehow this makes me feel at home. One week the model and the artists are debating local politics. They tease each other and discuss everything from the birds in their gardens to some arty jazz club they like to go to. Despite their exuberant friendliness, I still feel like an idiot. I have no clue what I am doing. I haven't been to art school, I don't know the technique. In the break I call my friend Robyn who reminds me I am not an idiot. A true friend she always is!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Doodler's Anonymous - Illustrate What's on the Mind of a Chef


Kitchen's are where fun is found, creativity is bubbling and laughter is all about. I find myself in the kitchen when I really need to cook up some happiness....and it's contagious!


I just entered Doodlers Annonymous' - "Illustrate What's on the Mind of a Chef". Would love your votes! Click the link below, you have to scroll down a far way to find mine (sorry!) and click the "faves" button next to my entry. THANKS!!

http://www.doodlersanonymous.com/showcase/illustrate-whats-on-the-mind-of-a-chef/

Friday, January 1, 2016

They Draw and Cook - Lemon Tarts

We made these Christmas day. The boys love collecting the lemons off my friend Robyn's tree and dropping the curd into the little tartlet cases. We make them teeny tiny so we can drop them into our mouths. I love cooking. It's my happy place. 


Recipe is now up at the fun and yummy website They Draw and Cook .