Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Here is a beaded wire rose (I think it's a rose) for you. They are sold by craftsmen here on the side of the road in some of our suburbs around this time of year - my beloved gave this one to me last Valentine's Day - I drew it in my sketch journal but I got bored and irritated rendering all those beads, I won't be doing that again in a hurry - real roses are much more fun to paint!

Some of the local art-and-craftworks have improved so much over recent years. There are highly original minds at work, though if one person comes up with a great seller, it soon proliferates all over town. There is a life-size beaded warthog that I rather fancy, but where would one keep it?


Tom Barrett said...

Wow, I thought that was a photo until I clicked for the larger view. You have some really nice art here. I am curious about the bamboo pens; I'll have to read upon that!

Jeanette Jobson said...

Cathy, beautiful drawing which shows you have the patience of a saint to draw all those tiny beads! :)

I've looked through your blog and love your sketches and paintings. Its always wonderful to dip into someone else's life visually. I know I will be back.

And do take up the silverpoint, I'd love to have you in the 'club'.