Friday, May 24, 2013

Inanda Country Base

Sorry to be so scarce, so much going on - more on my to-do lists than actually getting done, but I don't  function very well when pre-occupied, as I am. I should be back to normal after July and my daughter's wedding, but the days when I had long hours to sketch, post, visit lots of blogs and leave comments, seem to be a very distant, nostalgic memory! Thank you to everyone who continue to visit and comment, I so appreciate it - and it was lovely to hear from some old familiar friends recently!
These were from a sketchday at Inanda Country Base stables about 2 weeks ago. I'm not very used to horses, or drawing them, and was disconcerted by how very large and curious they were - they had to come right up and see what we were doing, and attempt a nibble at brushes and watercolours. I feel I'd need to spend a few weeks just looking to do them justice, but could only stay a couple of hours. I spotted a figure coming towards me down the avenue and quickly sketched her before she reached and walked past me. Then the little group of children gathered around and delightedly recognised my sketch as the youngest child's mother. That was it, they had to draw, and be drawn, and were gratifyingly thrilled with it all. Hopefully it will have sparked an interest for life..?

10 comments:

Sadami said...

Hi, Cathy,
Congrats on your daughter's wedding! Take it easy and put your life first. I'm happy to look up your blog, when you're ready.
Best wishes, Sadami

dinahmow said...

I think your horses are very good.
Enjoy the wedding;we can wait.

Polly Birchall said...

Congrats on the wedding you must have been busy. Nothing wrong with chilling out.

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Congrats on the wedding... I do love your sketches

Tam Hess said...

Have fun with the wedding...those can be so time consuming!! Love your sketches and your blog. Glad I found you!!

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

Sorry I've been scarce in coming around. I've looked at your newest posts. All beautiful work. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding.

How wonderful to have possibly sparked an interest in sketching for some little kids.

RH Carpenter said...

I'm sure things will slow down and you'll be delightfully tired when the wedding is over :) I love coming by to see what you've done and like the sketch of the horses - their heads here and there, like big dogs, curious and interested :)

Sue Pownall said...

Lovely sketches.

aminsaim said...

great sketch

Cathy said...

Congratulation on your daughter's wedding!
That figure of a woman walking is ... WOW!!!

I know exactly what you mean when you say you always feel you never sketch enough, but when you see your sketchbooks all spread out, you realize how much you've done... I felt the same when I saw the pile of all my sketchbooks... And I definitely feel I don't sketch enough - and i really haven't sketched much this year! I'm glad your talk went well the other day, must have been very interesting, and I hope you'll have decided some people to join the Joburg sketchers! Hugs