Drawing; new ideas, works in progress.

Drawing, new ideas and works in progress.

Drawing of late. It’s an absorbing process to participate in, and I can feel a mental “dusting off” of skills that were in long-term storage in my brain.

1362534586930

1362551995039

2013-03-06 16.39.10

2013-03-06 18.20.38

2013-03-06 18.46.39

2013-03-06 19.47.43

2013-03-06 20.18.18

2013-01-23 22.41.26

Rose drawing

Rose drawing

I have also been posting a lot of little sketches and thumb nail ideas into my Instagram account, as well as the rest, and oh, there is a lot. This shows the current 9; a series of randomly-chosen subjects drawn with black ink onto a 7.5cmx 7.5cm (that’s 3″x3″, for my counterparts still burdened with the Imperial system) sized note pad.

Instagram screenshot

Instagram screenshot of several recent sketches of mine.

I’m really enjoying this non-commital system of drawing. It’s not ‘A drawing a day’ so much as ‘A drawing when I damn well feel like it’… and I feel like it a lot right now. The paper is so small, I am not afraid of attempting anything (from strange word typography to a soothing mandala to a spooky forest scene), and the pad is like an unsticky post-it, which means I can tear and share (or tear and discard).

Drawing is not my greatest strength. But it’s not my weakest either, and I would like to maintain a kind of plateau of skill that will mean that if I need to draw a picture to get an idea across better, I can. At anywhere, any time, with a calligraphy brush or graphite pencil or a with a stick in the sand at a beach.

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
This entry was posted in Experiments, Paper, Works in progress and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

What did you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s