Saturday, July 4, 2015

Day 1 Artists Retreat - Illustration Friday "Sharp"




It is holiday time and I have taken up residency in my dad's house while he is away in Belgium. He lives in amongst the trees where solitude is found. He has stocked the fridge full of all my favourites - brie and strawberries and other delicacies. It is cold... a very different kind of cold from the sunny winter of the desert. In the morning I lay sleeping late under piles of doonas and the electric blanket. Now, mid-afternoon it already seems to be getting dark and the doona and I have moved to the couch where we are surround by paper and scribbles. This will be I think the pattern of my days. Waking and dreaming, creating and reading and watching the birds through the big glass windows that circle the house. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The 8 Day Bug Challenge! - Day 3 Caterpillar



It should be noted at this point that this challenge was also inspired by the boys book "How to draw Brilliant Bugs" by Lisa Regan and Steve Roberts which we found on a rare occasion of tidying their bedroom. Jonah (7), who likes to do things just right has insisted we start at the start and do a page a day. On Friday night Hugo's friend Apira stayed overnight and happily joined in the morning activity. The kids are great to draw with because unlike me who is agonising about getting it "right", the boys draw with total freedom and confidence. Hugo and Apira were so disinterested in the instructions that they turned their noses up at drawing the ladybugs but excitedly drew caterpillars. And no...they did not need to look at the book...they knew perfectly well what caterpillars look like!