just finished a crazy week - five days of work and one day of teaching with loads of prep in the evenings... last night i was beat
today i played...
karen's latest class, "reinventing the page" is where i could be found
we're doodling right now, garnering ideas, extending them
i started with a half-sketch of a piece of jewellery in my "Liberty" book...
i love jewellery, yet rarely wear it
it's entrancing just the same
the delicate petal shapes, as much like tear-drops as they are petals
little round pearls... or beads...
from that first simple sketch i have had such an amazing time!
the reverse petal shape line added within the point was my idea - i love it - love, love, love
it reminds me of a rosebud
the page below was the first one - i had a hard time getting going but once i did the first sketch the ideas came quickly and i just went with them - not trying to refine them much, just getting them down on paper - out of my head
but doing that just made room for more...
a border on the left
tiny tear-drop flowers
i don't even mind the wobbly lines so much
sketching in pencil, now going over everything with ink
refining lines and shapes, rounding circles
ensuring graceful "swoops" with each stroke
i love that it's all hand-drawn
revel in the irregularity of each shape yet marvel at how amazing it looks as a whole
how does that work????
i've done several more since taking these pictures and now have a pile of inspiration - myriad ideas to work with
painting comes tomorrow, and soon, very soon, stitching
the wheels are turning - it feels like a flood!