Lazy, arty, Sunday afternoon

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I dug out one of my Lamy fountain pens, which had a black ink cartridge in it. I swapped the black for green, and drew this on some bristol board.

From time to time I dipped the nib in the black ink so I had some gradients and variation in the drawing.

It was fun to do. Also, it’s been a while since I drew with pen on paper; most of my work of late has been digital drawing, with the occasional pencil/pen sketch on paper.

More mandalas

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Two more completed over the past couple of days.

Background colours done using Distress oxide inks and a light spray of mica infused water.

Today’s doodle

Me and people … it’s kind of a ‘meh’ thing.  I try … and it’s never right.  All the same, here’s today’s doodle, with a kind of fairy/angel person in the middle…

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Today’s ‘doodle’

I spent several very pleasurable hours drawing the picture below.  It’s got a lot more line work in it that I’d add for colouring templates.  It reminds me more of art I did pre-colouring book work.

Now, all I have to do is to decide whether to colour or not!

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Dragonflies and the New Year

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It’s the first day of a new calendar.

Happy 1st of January 2015 to you all and may this day and all that follow be filled with all the love, joy, creativity and good things that each of you deserves so much.

This isn’t quite my first piece of art for this new year; I spent time today completing two pieces of Scandinavian art for Michael O’Mara Books.  I got the 1960s work for them done on Tuesday.  Yesterday was a day where I did some mandalas for the third ‘Color Me’ book to follow on from the huge success of Color Me Calm and Colour Me Happy.

I’m certainly being kept busy with art!

The winter break is nearly over, and all too soon.  It took me over  week to calm down enough that the palpitations from work related stress calmed down and for me to sleep properly once again.

No doubt the manic-ness that is teaching will have me stressed out again, especially as it’ll be crazy with an Estyn inspection in three weeks time.

Taking time to meditate, to create, to write will be so important for me, as it always is, but more so with this added pressure and the fact that I didn’t realise how stressed out I was with work, and how exhausted I was too.

I hope I can stave the exhaustion off for a longer time this coming school term …

Winter Solstice 2014

Winter Solstice 2014

Happy Solstice to you all!

A time to let go of what limits you in your life’s progress, of what is now done with of what you no longer need, all in order to make space for the new.

I finally had time today to spend on art for pure pleasure for myself.  Much of my art of late has been for publishers as wll s in my art journal.  Doing this work is really enjoyable, but it has to fit a brief, whereas the work above just flowed from my pen without any thought or form to begin with.