So art this week. I joined 'The Drawing Club'. A once a month gathering of local artists who wanted an outlet for unstructured drawing time with others. It is housed in The Artery in Timor Street Warrnambool. The Artery is the brainchild of a group of local artists who wanted a space to come together with like minded people and they formed The F Project. On Friday 1st I joined the F Project and became a member artist. The building housing The Artery has more than thirty rooms and each room is claimed by an artist as his or her own studio. They offer short courses, exhibitions and a variety of other art related activities. Art is not confined and embraces; performance, poetry, writing, fine arts, creative arts, textiles and photography just to name a few. I felt so positive being there. I met new people and came home smiling and anticipating being part of it all.
So here is one of my still life drawings from The Drawing Club. 1st August.
The others can be found through my gallery button which will take you to my pinterest.
The 52 week challenge this week is LINES. So many ideas can spring from one word. I am enjoying experimenting with different styles and ideas and here are the ones I uploaded to FB.
This little fellow reminds me that we need to understand the message. I enjoyed playing with this idea and the coloured pencils.
My other art this week was the Derwent Academy.(http://www.derwentacademy.co.uk/) I discovered the six classes Derwent offers online and have gone back to basics to discover just how to make things happen with my pencils. The first two lessons were simply refreshers for me but the third and fourth so far have been very helpful. Since I did not study art at a tertiary level I am always looking for avenues to improve my knowledge and skills and appreciate that Derwent is offering these.
This is my rooster, blue tit and chicken. The scan is not particularly clear but I am very pleased with the original.
So have I managed any writing this week? Not much of my own work this week however I did have the priviledge of editing and critiquing several other people's work. There are some fine stories in progress out there in the world. I must also do another review or two and I have one more person to make art for. I have missed my characters lately and really want to get back to torturing them through love and battles.
I had a funny experience recently where I met a particularly annoying person. I was clenching my jaw he was so annoying then suddenly I thought 'write it down, he will make a fantastic character'. So I did.