You know when you have been busy but can’t quite remember what you have been doing? That is me at the moment. Life is a blur. A wedding to organise, exhibitions to have work ready for, a major contemporary craft event to have stock for, a summer to enjoy, a garden to plant and tend, movies to watch, sketching to do, ideas to develop…. and so life goes on.
I had set myself a wee task of trying to draw and sketch everyday, which kind of fell by the wayside last week, but no matter, I shall pick my pencil up and carry on again.
This drawing above I really enjoyed doing. Often when using pencil, my marks get heavier and heavier and the lines and tones are bold and dark such as here. I think right now I am seeking to gain some of the subtlety that I think I manage to achieve in my paintings with a ghostly haze and that atmosphere of light and I am please with how this one turned out.
I had a great time in Sheffield on Saturday with a stall at the Craft Candy Fair in the beautiful Millenium Galleries – you can see photos of the event here and I am very much hoping to be able to have a stall at the Christmas event in November. So well organised and I met many, many lovely people. So thanks to the craft candy ladies for a worthwhile and enjoyable event.