Sunday, November 22, 2020

Sunday, November 8, 2020

art and crafts

Finished John for the Senior Territorian 2020 and enjoying playing with making various items out of the textiles we created through dyeing, printing and stencilling with my Girls Academy textiles class.  All due to go on sale at Centralian's Twilight Arts Festival mid November.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Lacing up with Mollie

 Here's the progress - pretty much finished - still worrying about which bits are shouting too loud and how to keep the focus where it needs to be but otherwise very much enjoyed this Senior Territorian Portrait for 2020, a teacher I worked with 10 years ago and who I'm now working with again - he's 69 and still runs every day with his rescue dog, Mollie . . . inspirational.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Ends and beginnings

 Pretty happy with how this turned out for a first go at only using tiny circles to create tone and form.

Here's a link to what doing it looks like (thanks Bean!):

This is the start of this year's Senior Territorian Portrait - John Bermingham, who was a Maths teacher when I was at Centralian Senior College last time I was there, 10 years ago.  He's still involved with the College, but as a regular relief teacher these days.  And he's still running, much more seriously and competitively than me and quite the inspiration.  Molly, the rescue dog is lovely - John used to take her in to College to befriend awkward teenagers.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

keeping the white (not)

 Got a bit carried away in getting the lh rocks happening so lost some of the highlights. Bugger.  Can't put them back now can I.  Good learning.  Otherwise pretty happy with how this first experimental work is going.  Stretch and Explore and all that.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Increments indeed

 Had to buy two new pens (0.8mm and 0.5mm) which was kind of exciting in a nerdy sort of way (the others had started running out).  Enjoying the slowness and going with the flow of not planning (and penciling in) too much, not trying to get it exactly 'right' (ie like the original image), but instead responding to the sweeping lines and contrasting textures.  I'm surprisingly not worried about messing it up, having embraced the process (rather than product) focus of the whole experience, I like to think.