Happy New Year!

I can honestly say I haven’t lifted a pencil to draw in two weeks. It’s becoming a bit of an issue, but the whirlwind of visiting children,  trips to the beach and trying to keep the house in some kind of order doesn’t look like slowing down soon. Christmas and New Year festivities always seem like a bit of a pain in Australia because it doesn’t brighten up a dreary winter.

Although I haven’t been drawing there has been some artistic endeavour. I finished this gorgeous book ‘Little Red Boots’ and I’m really looking forwards to seeing it come together in print.IMG_2079

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We also went to the city to see the fantastic David Shrigley exhibition at the NGV. This Life Drawing room was part of the show. As you can see the kids took it on whole-heartedly.

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Later there was a chance to explore the ‘Express Yourself’ room

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And the teenager of the family has taken on even more self expression this week.

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Drawing Life

At the beginning of the year I made a plan to get out and draw in public on Tuesdays. Every Tuesday. But things didn’t go according to plan. Drawing in public proved to be too much of  challenge and I just wasn’t motivated to do it. But I found something  so much more rewarding to do on Tuesdays. A Life Drawing class has been going on in Mornington for over 20 years. They have artists of all abilities and ages. We spend four hours drawing the same model and it is fabulous. I have been four times now and each time I develop more freedom with drawing. So Tuesdays have changed.

 

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