On the go sketch…pt.1

Finding time to sketch everyday has been something I have been trying to do for well …years now. My success rate is a bit hit and miss. Some weeks are great and others not so much. The one thing I have noticed is that, when I do get a good solid stretch in, my ability to draw what I want improves tremendously. So what’s a busy girl to do except try out all sorts of permutations that get me closer to this goal. About a month ago, I decided to see if those fleeting moments while waiting for the train could be used for just this. So trying to keep it simple I have enlisted a small book and a pen. Small book so I can hold it discreetly and easily. Pen so I can be deliberate and not fussy like I might with a pencil. What I draw is mostly people and the things they have on them. I wouldn’t say any of these are good but after a month I am starting to find a flow. The time for most of these is between 2-5 minutes and usually I will sketch something simple and try and get another in. Still haven’t reached the everyday quota but it’s a start.


Paper Cut Sunflowers

Over the years I’ve played around with paper cut images. Some with the postcards my sister and I used to send between us and more recently adding nice print papers in with solid coloured paper. I come and go randomly making these as they take a fair amount of pre planning and these days I’m pretty busy. These I’ve been working on for a bit. Wanted to start incorporating textured solids with the printed paper. If you want to check out some of the previous works leading up to these click here.