Another month gone! I think we did some really nice sketches this month. I am, as always, amazed at the different interpretations we did.
Rose took this one quite literally and did an outline sketch, but I loved the way she varied her lines. I had a new nib for my dip pen on the brain and did a more abstract idea of a written outline for how I was testing different inks with the dip pen, and Bev outlined a human body at a crime scene.
For the word “Panel” Rose sketched a beater’s tool for hammering a metal panel, and I did a carved wooden panel on a Punch-in-the-Box, and Bev did a panel of people at a World Peace Conference. All different, that is such a kick to see.
Rose did a wonderful sketch inspired by the song from the late 1950s called Green Door, which delighted me because my Mother loved that song. I did a Tree of Life using crewel needlework references, and Bev did a green iris from a human eye with a lovely splodgy depth of colour.
I was so far behind again on this one. I’ve been sewing a gift and keep hurting my neck and knee using the sewing machine. Rose did a shimmering quarter moon from the southern hemisphere for this, I did a patchwork pillow on a bentwood chair (with a slightly wonky right shoulder), and Bev did a quarterback from American football.
All different again, and it’s such a delight every month to see the visual comparison of our ideas across the board.
Only two more months to go. Next year I am going to make it more complicated, doing an imaginary trip to Chile in a larger sketchbook, a Stillman and Birn hardcover Zeta sketchbook.
But you see, all this year I have been practicing my sketching, so I should be able to do next year’s work much better.