Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Monday, January 30, 2006

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Jan 29

Happy Birthday Lola

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Jan 28

At first I posted a photo of this little assemblage humanoid I made, but now I like the illustration better.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Jan 27

EDM Challenge #43: Draw something ceramic

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Jan 26

Today my beautiful Australia Day baby turns 18. Happy birthday, Rhea. I love you and miss you more than words can say. Have a drink for me.

Blind contour of the view from my bed. Those are house finches and a lesser goldfinch, in case you can't tell :-)

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Jan 25

The (slightly distorted) shape of my addiction.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Monday, January 23, 2006

Jan 23

My response to EDM Challenge #51: Draw your TV with a show on the screen

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Jan 22

EDM Challenge #19: Draw something you've made. I made Bruce a few years ago, from a pattern by Australian dollmaker Lynne Butcher. He looks too slim in my illustration, and I ran out of paper before drawing his boots. So I've included a photo to show what he really looks like. He's on his way to the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney. And yes, he has "protection" in his shoulder bag.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Jan 21

It's finally getting chilly here in L.A., and today I felt the need to supplement my meager winter wardrobe. As well as the functional sweaters, the racks at Out of the Closet yielded a couple of flirty tops ... at a buck each, I didn't care that they weren't really required right now.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Jan 20

Today is my Dad's 74th birthday. He is not leading the family in prayer in this photo -- he is reciting The Man From Ironbark at the Second Occasional Family Talent Quest held in Queanbeyan, NSW in July 2005. Happy birthday, Dad. I love you.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Jan 19

Blind Contour Buddhas*. I threw water on them ... listen to them scream, "I'm melting! I'm melting!"
*Blind Contour drawings are done looking at the object, but not the paper. See links to scads of them over at Inkfinger.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Monday, January 16, 2006

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Friday, January 13, 2006

Jan 13

Blind contour of a fake flower/fruit arrangement in a meeting room I happened to be in today. I think it looks way less plastic now. More blind contours are in the links at Inkfinger.

I finished the bound album tonight. I learned the binding method from Smith's Sewing Single Sheets. It's called "Single Sheets Sewn Onto Tapes" and it allows the pages to lay flat when open.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Jan 12

Book binding in progress.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Jan 11

I have a LOT to learn about drawing people. Even though I had a photo for reference, I didn't make my daughter look like a little girl. In fact, she looks a bit like one of my ex-boyfriends. Sorry, Tui. I'll keep practising.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Monday, January 09, 2006

Jan 9

Collage featuring sandpapered and watercoloured photographs.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Jan 8

I received Karen Michel's new book yesterday, and today I played with one of the techniques she mentions, using gesso and water-soluble crayons over a printed image.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Friday, January 06, 2006

Jan 6

My blind contour mannequin is considering vampyrism, so, for practice, is biting his own neck. See other blind contours at Inkfinger.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Jan 5

I have so much cooking stuff, that I've decided it qualifies for EDM Challenge #31: Draw something you collect. Here are the latest additions to the collection.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Jan 4

Everyday Matters challenge 48 - "Draw something that represents your new year's goal or resolution". I was actually working out six days a week until Christmas Eve, when I hurt my back. So I know I can do it again, when I'm finally mended (SOON!). In the meantime I have taken up yoga, and I'm loving it.

One of the things I do to earn a quid is design and create props for TV shows and movies. I particularly enjoy designing liquor labels, so was pleased when I received this assignment. Look out for it in a blockbuster movie this summer!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Jan 3

Why sit in the tiny waiting room at the chiropractors, when you can sit on the bench outside and sketch a tree?

Monday, January 02, 2006

Sunday, January 01, 2006