Wednesday, March 21, 2007
It's been one of 'those' days!...You know the kind... a test of patience!
The wind has slapped my face all day, bringing it's friends 'snow' and hailstones' into the battle when it's arm got tired and to top it all these assaults were accurately timed to be at their most vicious while I was on foot.
By this evening I was feeling pretty sore, chilled to the bone and missing my sketchbooks!
It was at this point that I checked in on my emails to find that I had been accepted into the online group "Every Day Matters" and it was just what I needed to kick me back into gear and laugh in the face of the weather. Emma-Jane Rosenberg recommended the group to me at the recent sketchcrawl in Chatteris.
It took me a while to get to grips with the site, navigation is very different to the groups I am used to but I am thrilled to be among other addicted sketchers like myself. I quickly fell upon their weekly challenge to sketch a particular item each week. This weeks subject is 'A Bowl' and all the inspiration I needed to grab my small moleskin and try out my brand new Mitsubishi Unipin pen. I used the sketch to experiment a little with the pen and I really enjoyed working with it, it flows beautifully across the page, doesn't bleed and it's Mitsubishi ...just like my truck...reason enough for it to become my favourite new sketch mate!
I decided to sketch the sugar bowl from my Golden Jubilee tea set that sits in my glass cabinets gathering dust...Something sweet at the end of a bitter day!
"Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted." - Chinese proverb