Saturday, July 5, 2014

making marks

detail of "Guardian" in charcoal and white pastel

I am making a mark here, a mark there, trying to make marks everywhere....
Yes I know, I have been a very erratic blogger. At some time I used to blog lots and then now....I am very slack. Of course with Facebook, news has become very short and to the point. Little comments or status updates. It's easy to just hop in for a few minutes and get up to date with everybody real quick. But then at times it is actually rather nice to write a little more about stuff. Like at the moment I am "back at school" so to speak. I enrolled in the summer school (allthough it's winter here in NZ) with Gillian Cox and I am loving it ! 

Back to the start again, great refreshing exercises , playing with lots of charcoals, making bold marks, re visiting the meaning of my art. Of course I have to squash the lessons and exercises in my "free" moments between my own classes and workshops, but I feel extra energy to do this. I also started Studying under the Masters, but have to really start putting time in that yet. The extra energy does not provide me with more hours unfortunately. I feel it necessary to keep learning myself to stay a good teacher to my students, I don't want to become stale of course. So I will now hop from behind the computer and go do some sketching again. Will try and blog a little more regularly again from now on. In the mean time you can of course always follow my page on FB. just click the link HERE

1 comment:

  1. Opposite sides of the world, I am in classes too -- sketchbook skool. Bit that bullet and going back to beginner's mind. Shaking off old habits and trying new things.


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