Having a job interview just down the road from the Oakleigh Lions Op Shop (in Neerim Road, Murrumbeena, just outside Murrumbeena Railway Station) was too great an opportunity to miss a visit. These Grosby shoes were just the ticket for my clodhoppers, particularly after a disappointing experience a few weeks ago with a pair of shoes (from a chain I won't mention by name) which turned into sieves in the rain. A mere $4 for these black beauties, and I think they've hardly been worn.
A good sized red handbag from a rack all priced at $4. I'm not sure if I'll use this myself, or use it as a canvas and paint on it.
A cute little wooden bowl, for the grand price of a dollar. Destined to be a canvas for ink drawing or perhaps some practice with the wood burning tool.
So many inspiring pages and artists, and now even more art journalling (yes, that is so a verb). My drawings-a-day have become something of an art journal exercise, but after seeing this tv show I've now started an art journal proper in an old hardback book (from the op shop, nothing precious - not sure why I feel I have to justify altering a book, but I have copped quite some criticism for "defacing" books in the past. Probably will again in the future!). In the last four days I've completed six journal pages. I turned the book upside down and back to front, my usual habit with printed matter :)
Outside the constraints of drawing-a-day (self imposed: black, red, grey, occasional gold and silver), I'm using colour, at least at times. I do love me a black/red/grey piece. And it's good to have two pages to draw
on rather than one. I have some ideas for embellishing the cover, but I'm still mulling over those. No theme,
just doing whatever I feel like at the time. To come: collage and paint, yes, actual paint! So far I've stuck to the tried and trusted ink pens, and watercolour pencils. I'm going to dig through all my art/craft stuff and go wild...
The white tree dahlias are blooming like mad things. The flowers are double petalled and quite large, more showy than the purple-pink variety, though perhaps not as prolific. These would be even more spectacular if they were the same pink!
Not particularly good photos but the light is poor this week - it's been mostly grey and dreary. Last week was lovely autumn weather, with sunny afternoons. The flowers do brighten a trip to the backyard clothesline on days like these. I've been trying to convince myself to get out there and pull some more weeds, but the cold
I'm 48, female, just finished a two year course in Visual Arts, and am now back in the market for a job (boo!). I worked in the library field for the better part of three decades and two years ago took the plunge from a job that made me unhappy to go back to school. I've loved every moment of it and as soon as I have enough money to tide me over being a poverty stricken student I'm going back for more!