Friday, January 29, 2010

art evening

A calendar project was initiated by The Drakenstein Art Society. Members and new comers could spend the evening at the Breytenbach Centre drawing, painting, doing mosaic, etc or just socializing. All art material was supplied by the art society. The art works will be used for a calendar.

The outcome of the evening

My contribution was a "drawing" done with a plastic knife as paint brush and acrylic paint, titled Distorted face

Sunday, January 24, 2010

my own space . . .

at last I have my own little space - quite tiny, but nevertheless mine -

After an art class by Dalene Buckle which I attended, I asked Lize to do the following :

distorted face 1, done by Lize
distorted face 2, done by Lize
She did it by looking into an aluminium mug from different angles. It is based on the mirrors one find at carnivals or circusses, when you stand in front of it your image is distorted -corpulent, shrinked, elongated, shortened, out of size . . .

Thursday, January 21, 2010

january excitements

the days are passing in serene stillness . . .
without us noticing, too busy to survive . . .
one feels a bit overwhelmed . . .
although january started off with a few excitements . . .

- Cinderella on Ice at Artscape

- moving on from the recorder to the transverse/german flute, quite eager to learn

Sunday, January 3, 2010

new year and new doings . . .

A very peaceful and joyous 2010 to you all .

I ended 2009 by doing some sewing for sister in law. She wanted a caftan type dress. I volunteered to make something. Using a pattern from the Japanese book Happy Homemade vol 1 as basis I made a small alteration in the front to suit her taste. But otherwise I followed the pictures and this is what came to light.

I started the new year playing around with
water colours. I am not customed to water colours seeing that I normally use oils.

This is done after a picture I saw in a magazine and wanted to try with water colours. If I remember correctly, the picture was by Marina Louw?

The following blue bottle of an unusual shape attracted my attention one evening at a meeting of the Drakenstein Art Society. I wanted to remember it and this is the outcome :

(Acrylic paints, charcoal and oil pastels on paper)