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!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
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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.
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!
Love your quick sketches... they capture a "slice of life" very well!
Thanks for sharing your day with us. Lovely illustrations. Work hard and then come back to us.
You have such a wonderful way of putting ordinary things in life into pictures and words. Maybe a storybook one day?
Wonderful sketch of The Pumpkin, Cathy - they are all delightful.
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