It’s the time of the year when I generally resolve to draw every day. Not difficult really. I wonder how many days I will manage this year?
Here are three in a row.
29 January – my friend has loaned me her copy of Judy Cassab’s Diaries to read. At one point Cassab is asked does she always draw from the centre of the page? Yes. The other artist suggests ahe draw from one side of the page as an alternative, to loosen up her work. So I try drawing my image from the right hand side – next time I might also put my pen on the right side of the page before I start.
30 January – the tapestry frame where I’m working on an exhibition piece. The weird red colour on the page is an artefact of the scanning which I couldn’t get rid of.
31 January – my cat, who likes to crawl under pillows to sleep, a privilege of old age.
I’m currently working on some big pieces for a show in May. Despite or because of my focus I seem to be wanting to stitch even more! The A4 projects are great for a bit of ‘relaxation’.
Here is #10, a few curves have crept in!
Latest A4 project using an old hanky and a few other bits from around the place. I like the fringe/cilia off the edge of the brown shape.
I hadn’t done any ‘marks in the dark for a while so I thought I’d draw the central motif and edges of this work.
Another A4 project piece.
The section in the middle is a test piece of printing on a Japanese synthetic crepe fabric, ‘MyFab’, designed to be used with Epsom pigment printers. The image is a copy of a watercolour and a photoshop of one of my photos.
Latest A4 project completed 15 January.
Here are some images of recovery. As you can see I’ve spent a lot of time looking down at my feet!
Here are my feet on Christmas day. Here I am using the exercise bike.
Following the removal of staples in my knee it was held together by steristrips.
The feline comfort factor, my cat curled up next to my leg with an ice-pack on it.