|the Pass, Byron Bay|
I am still looking at scenes for the possible new series. This is another possibility. Can't you see a mermaid or two around these rocks? What attracts me is the sense of in-between. To me, the rocks framing the sea looks like a kind of threshold or gateway into another realm.
More inspiration. The little molluscs were sticking their necks/heads (?) in and out. I took pity on the little guy and threw him into the sea. I was afraid he would dry out. Who knows if I did him a good deed or if he preferred to stay where he was.
|unfinished stream of consciousness drawing|
I went a bit further with the stream-of-consciousness drawing in my art journal (that is what I call it when the drawing is unplanned and I don't know what I am drawing but just see what comes out). If you want to see the earlier version go here.
|unfinished art journal page with collage|
Here is another spread in my art journal. I am quite happy with how this one is going (it isn't finished). I like it so much it might be difficult to finish it for fear of messing it up. Always a danger - the fear stopping you.
|dyed bed sheet, 3/4 pants and vest|
I didn't get a lot of refashioning done this week. Saturday I dyed this old sheet, some thrifted linen 3/4 pants and a faded black vest. I only had black dye but wanted everything to be grey so I just put more stuff in the pot. The colour is what I wanted.
But there were a few problems. The bed sheet had stains which got a lot worse with the dye. Not a biggie as I can cut around them. I might use the sheet to make a skirt.
|Dyed linen thrifted 3/4 pants|
The wallabies have been all over the place. Spring is in the air. Not a great photo but I wanted to get you into the mood for the drawing that I finished.
|drawing in progress|
It is the one I showed you in my last post. It is for a local show called 'Up and Down the Town' and all the artwork has a size limit of 13cm x 18cm. Above it is a little further along than when you saw it last.
|"Back Door to the Studio" by Zom Osborne|
And here it is finished. It is basically the size that you see it. The subject is a play on portraying my neighbourhood. Some days my neighbourhood is pretty small as the furthest I go is between the house and the studio. But I still have lots of company, as you can see.
I went to life drawing again this week. The model was inexperienced and had a hard time holding a pose. But I still enjoyed drawing her.
She had a great face. I wish I had had time to finish the portrait.
I will finish off where I started. Monday was beautiful but so windy that I didn't stay long. The hills in the distance are where I live.