Thursday, 7 April 2011

Mitwoch Markmaking

For a number of months now, a few of us here at the studio have been getting together once a week for a drawing evening. It's a chance to get together and get our hands dirty, without any particular outcomes in mind. Over the winter we've been holed up at the studios, doing lots of life drawing. But now, with the clocks changed, we're into our field season now - out drawing on the creek, the river, Observatory Hill...

In preparation last week we cut up all our odds and ends of paper to make sketchbooks. They're immensely satisfying, and indulge my stationary obsession. I particularly like the braille pages - torn out of a braille weekly sporting news!

Monday, 4 April 2011

Take off and landing

Hello and wecome to my blog. This is the first posting, of what I hope will grow into a scrapbook of flotsam and jetsom - things which catch my eye and make me ponder.

To start us off, here are some lovely terazzo waterbirds, which we spotted in the doorways to a block of flats in Amsterdam. The spareness and fluidity of the forms are perfect.