Thursday, June 18, 2009

Back soon

My big drawing job has returned for urgent finishing - a lot to do by this time next week, so I probably won't be doing much blogging until then... I also feel I just haven't got time to stop and sketch right now when out walking. Yesterday I trotted off, and went past a tree with a layer of beautiful. ebony, curling, twisting pods spread thickly underneath it - a perfect sketching subject but no time, and no equipment with me either......nor anything to put them in - but I gathered up as many as my two little hands could hold and marched on home, feeling like a rather dotty lady with my spoils held aloft in front of me. They're displayed in a basket for now, waiting for a time when life isn't quite so demanding, to be painted and drawn.

On Sunday my nephew, his wife and gorgeous pumpkin of a nine-month old baby boy came and joined BFG and me for a walk around the dam - which I'm amazed to hear many people who've lived in Joburg all their lives don't even know about! - we took turns to carry the pumpkin, whew! Talk about weight-bearing exercise, that was a hard workout... but a lovely day and so much fun. We stopped for Jesse to have a snack (he'd worked so hard!) and for us to catch our breath, and I did two very fast and rather shaky sketches. Sorry Fel! That is a truly horrible rendition of your pretty face!
OK - back to work - that took far longer than I meant it to. Enjoy your paints/pencils/pens, walking and whatnot. See you soon!

6 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Absolutely love your illustration of your day walking and carrying the pods home!! Too much fun! And your little pumpkin is quite nice, too :) Good luck on the big drawing job. Return when you can.

Cathy said...

Thanks for this insight in your life; what with your words and sketches, I almost feel I was there too!!! I can imagine yuu carrying the pods home and the looks on people's faces!!! :-D
Good luck for your work!

Teresa said...

Love your quick sketches... they capture a "slice of life" very well!

Pat said...

Thanks for sharing your day with us. Lovely illustrations. Work hard and then come back to us.

Art with Liz said...

You have such a wonderful way of putting ordinary things in life into pictures and words. Maybe a storybook one day?

Robyn said...

Wonderful sketch of The Pumpkin, Cathy - they are all delightful.