as the leaves begin to fall…

September 14, 2009 at 6:56 pm (blogging without obligation, sketchbook)

… as summer turns into autumn…

this time of year always seems to me to be a time of new beginnings…

of fresh starts…

figure one

figure one

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Adding details…

August 1, 2007 at 6:33 am (painting, sketchbook, Uncategorized)


Well this is one of my pictures with a few details added… I’m not happy with how it’s all worked out but I do like some bits of it…. the following is a close up of one part…



Still room for improvement I think…

so I’m still just working in my sketchbook… lol

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Hadn’t realised it was so long…

July 28, 2007 at 8:17 am (blogging without obligation, journal, sketchbook)

I really hadn’t realised it was so long since i last posted anything…. however.. I did see an interesting thing on Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese


it was the above… I thought it was just what I needed….

there are a few quotes on Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese that I’ve made a note of

“I hate flowers – I paint them because they’re cheaper than models

and they don’t move. “

Georgia O’Keefe


I’ve been adding texture to my pictures using fabric/tissue paper and feathers then adding paint /pastels / food colouring… and I’ve ended up with a lot of flower pictures… so I think I may well add this quote to one or two of them… they are still just experiments in my sketchbook….




these three pictures are still work in progress.. they now need some details adding… something I’m really not very good at doing…

I’ve also add a couple of pages to ‘you are the truth’ journal project…. art – activism – change


not a very good picture… I really must learn more about digital photography… I wrote the following

‘…to confront a person with his own shadow is to show him his own light…’ Carl Jung

‘the truth about the parts of yourself you love are easy to tell… but what about the truth that lives in the shadow of darkness within… can you confront your own shadow?’… soul at play

the journal is now on it’s way to Beth in Orkney…

well that’s it for now… however.. it’s good to post something again… so I’m sure I’ll be back soon…



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Personal Symbols…

May 23, 2007 at 6:49 pm (doodling, sketchbook, symbols)

As I mentioned in a previous post, the doodling online class that I was following finished last week. Well another class started this week, with the same teacher, Susan Sorrell, called ‘Personal Symbols’. As the doodling class had got me back to working in my sketchbook and I had really enjoyed it… I’ve signed up for the ‘Personal Symbols’ class too…..




these two doodles are based on words ….




and these two I did while sitting outside … inspired be the things surrounding me…



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