Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Golden eye

Drawing 856

Drawing 857

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Drawing 859

Drawing 860


Saturday, June 26, 2010


Drawing 851

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Drawing 853

Drawing 854

  Drawing 855


Things that make you go: "Hmmm..."

Really, who thinks up the names for these things?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Drawing 846

Drawing 847
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Drawing 849

Drawing 850


Monday, June 21, 2010

From fish to flow to fancy suits

Drawing 841

Drawing 842

  Drawing 843

Drawing 844
Drawing 845

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Oakleigh Lions Op Shop

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.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

1000 journals

Drawing 836

 Drawing 837

Drawing 838
Drawing 839

Drawing 840

Last Sunday night there was a program on ABC2 called 1000 Journals. Wow! I'm so inspired. There's
a website that's well worth checking out at 1000 journals

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...

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Drawing 831

Drawing 832

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mostly botanical

Drawing 826

Drawing 827
Drawing 828

 Drawing 829

Drawing 830

White blossoms

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
is discouraging.