Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Bit of Sketching

A bit of fun, sketching with a friend.
Her cat fell asleep and didn't move a whisker...quick!

I sketch in a recycled planner/calendar so that I can feel free to fiddle around and play, with no expectations. No worries about ruining expensive imported paper (which I can't even find at the art shop anymore--the dinar is worthless) or facing a white page... 

Pomegranates are in season now. A blind sketch first.
I love the way colored pencils layer. I could do a million studies of pomegranates and never tire of their color and shape--consider the Pomegranate Tree Quilt. Come to think of it, my colored pencil marks seem to be influenced by the way I have come to stitch on the machine.And, of course, I eat a least a couple a day. Pomegranates are a part of me...


6 comments:

Julierose said...

Beautiful sketches--those pomegranates are just lovely...I have gotten myself a small sketch book and am attempting to put down some marks to lead me into "freeing up" my quilting pieces. Just some free form lines...doodles, really; as I am not an artist....
Hoping to be liberated soon....hugs, Julierose

The Idaho Beauty said...

Very ingenious using that planner that way. You are so right about it being easier when you are not facing a blank page. Interesting observation about how you are using the pencils. I find myself laying in color as solidly as I can, nothing like the way I stitch!

gurligregersen.com said...

Love your cketches.The calendar is a great way to use your paper. Sorry to hear about the paper situation but as we normally hear from your part of the world it seems to be one of the smaller problems.
I have tasted pomegranates but would love to be able to pick them from my own tree.
I am so happy that you still take your time to share some moments with your readers.

Mo Crow said...

there is such a wonderful immediacy to your blind sketches, very inspiring!

Susan said...

Brilliant to use your datebook/calendar. I have several intimidating perfectly blank sketchbooks. : )

Your colorful sketch-stitch is really nice. I like the ways it's all related to you.

Minka said...

Love the pomegranates