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Sunday, April 22, 2007

EDM Challenges 9 and 48

I spent some time in the studio on Friday having a tidy up and shuffle around, after which I treated myself to a 'classic' blend coffee from my Tassimo machine and a sketch-break.

EDM challenge no. 9 was to sketch some organised chaos...Hmmm! I probably should have tackled that challenge BEFORE tidying up. Still, I'd created my own little piece of organised chaos on my desk top by then so that's what I sketched.
The hardest part of this sketch was the fact that I had been daft enough to include my FULL coffee cup in it - Temptation at it's most extreme!


V5 & watercolour

After guzzling down my luke warm cuppa I flicked through my little book of challenges looking for another suitable subject to sketch before picking my youngest up from school. No. 48 was to sketch your New Year resolution/goal, these have always seemed rather strange to me (read why)so I really don't consider them much usually but I had made myself a personal promise that I would sketch from life, travel around while doing so and experiment while having fun and learning. Just me, my sketchbooks and my faithful old boots all through the summer months!
...So, that's what I sketched...My gorgeous sketchbooks!


Pigment liner & watercolour

I also tackled a third EDM challenge on location Friday evening (no.15 Tree) which you can view in my Location Sketchbook

16 comments:

Deborah said...

These are very nice. I enjoy your style. Great resolution idea with the sketchbooks.

aPugsLife-laserone said...

These are SO wonderful, I can totally see these framed and hung on a wall, seriously! I like these a lot. :)

Dave said...

if that's your idea of chaos, I dread to think what you'd make of my office!! Lovely work...now I'm off to look at your tree!

Anita said...

Thankyou Deborah!

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Pugs!

Anita said...

LOL...Thanx Dave!

E-J said...

Love your use of colour in these two sketches ... and thanks also for posting the link to your New Year's post. I am someone who makes (and very often keeps) New Year's resolutions, probably because it's the only moment in the year when I allow myself to entertain an optimistic thought.
I also quit smoking on 01/01/01 because it was a cool date! My only real resolution this year was to get past PND and back into my art. So far, the going's good. :-)

Anita said...

Thanx E-J.
So pleased to hear things are going well for you and your PND is under control, must have been a very difficult time for you.

ellen2art said...

My first visit to your site via Everyday Matters group. You do beautiful work. I love the sketchbooks and I look forward to looking at the rest of your paintings.

Robyn Sinclair said...

I never get over what lovely objects art supplies are in themselves - you've made them into delightful little pictures. Very nice perspective in the sketchbooks too!

Anita said...

Thankyou Ellen, glad you enjoyed your visit!

Anita said...

Thankyou Robyn!

"JeanneG" said...

Where did you learn to do all the lettering? Did you take a class or something? It's beautiful and you seem to choose just the right one for each drawing. I love the chaos drawing. My whole office/studio is chaos. I guess I wouldn't know how to work any other way.

Anita said...

Thankyou Jeanne!
I attended a display design course on leaving school that touched on lettering a little but to be honest I have always enjoyed writing since I was a child and I was always a perfectionist about it. Sometimes, after a 2 hour session of dictation at school, I would return home and re-write the whole lot again, often pages and pages, just so it was perfect! I am also very sensitive to things they aren't level, straight or in proportion...So...By now, it's something that just comes naturally to me.
This is about as chaotic as my workspace gets I'm afraid...If things aren't nice and organised I find it hard to concentrate.

phthaloblu said...

You've really done a masterful job on these. Great work!

Anita said...

Thankyou Phthaloblu!