Something from the Edge of Winter


I was back in the artshed tonight, paints and assorted materials out, several different sheets on the go at same time. I’ve hardly been in there recently – all those fine evenings in the golden summer we had and now that it’s turning to dark and cold in the evenings I feel the urge to be there – warm clothes on, artificial light, operating with difficulty in the awkward mess. What is this urge, this drive for thrawn isolation?

Back 2 It




I could hardly be described as prolific when it comes to this blogging business, but here I am again with a couple of random images – a digitally worked life drawing – original done with ink and a wooden skewer, and a couple of abstract muckabout things. Nothing startling, just some inkling of what I’ve been up to.

I’ve been off on holiday for the past couple of weeks and been a bit intermittent with the whole Internet thing – as for the blog – the lack of posts speaks for itself. So, what has been happening? Well, as nice as it is to have a week off college I am looking forward to getting back into it on Wednesday. I genuinely have missed creating.

I had a productive spell tidying out the artshed today. I picked up a new table at Ikea last week, set it up in the shed today, and I’m looking forward to getting some creativity going with it. While clearing out I found some interesting stuff I did last year – just some doodles and textured papers – its good finding old stuff that I might be able to exploit for new work. I’ll need all the help I can get in putting this portfolio together. I’m still at the sketchbook stage with most of my college work so a big push is needed to get some bigger work sorted out before Christmas.