Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
I decided to join the fun on the Virtual Sketch Date blog after seeing some of the fabulous efforts from previous months. I began with a watercolour wash in soft grey blues for the ornamental cabbage, which was later torn up and collaged onto a soft watercolour background. Then I began to draw back into the collage with black and white charcoal pencils to achieve the tones and textures of the cabbage leaves. Some linear components were added to the background with coloured ink.
It was a fun exercise - I think I'll be back for another virtual sketch date next month.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
This is the view from my front porch - early one chilly morning last month as I stood shivering in my pyjamas while I waited for the dogs. I could see the pale winter moon through the bare branches as it set behind Mt Kembla, and the air was crisp and sharp as ice crystals. The scene was so evocative of winter for me that I dashed inside & grabbed my camera.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 09, 2008
I drove past this park several times this week on various errands, and have been enchanted by the romantic sight of the lights strung above the big top (sorry about the bad pic, I didn't have the tripod with me to take a decent low-light shot).
In better photography news, I had a portrait shown in the Wollongong City Gallery Portrait Prize - my first piece shown in a 'proper' gallery.
And lastly, some eye-candy of the stationery variety - I treated myself to this gorgeous diary from Kikki K today, plus a beautiful Lamy pen. New lovely stationery is one of the truly Good Things in life.