I decided for this week’s post that I would show some sketches that I completed this week from the book that I’m working with ‘Sketching People’ by Lynne Chapman. These are images directly from the book. I didn’t feel quite ready to sketch from real life but I’m definitely going to use the suggestions offered to carry my sketching into real life settings.
I haven’t really told you much about myself. I’m 45 this month, am married to a man I’m still deeply in love with and we are very much blessed with a son anyone would be proud to know, I complete this little introduction to me with our rough collie Leon (he’s a peach.) While I was practicing my sketches this week I was reminded of something that happened to me when I was in school (this is a very early memory, I must have been seven or eight.) It was during an arts and crafts class, the teacher having decided some weeks before that knitting was the way forward. I worked hard on this piece, i think it was a scarf, I handed it proudly to my teacher (a very tall, dark haired, dark eyed woman) she held my efforts up to the class and declared that I was the only child she knew of who could knit air holes! I was devastated and she was clearly disgusted. I refused to knit after that and she didn’t attempt to force me but I realise now how little instances like this can migrate in to other areas of your life and you begin to form mantras in your head, like ‘I couldn’t draw a straight line’. Anyway I still have no intention of taking up knitting but I do intend to form some new mantras and hey maybe my creative side has suffocated long enough and could do with some of those air holes!