I have enough hobbies - I don't need any more. well OK - just one more and the resurgence of an old one!
Yesterday I went to Hobbycraft to but - well basically a sketch book, some more pencils and a decent pencil sharpener.
I got those but I also got some wool. I haven't knitted for ages - but I had seen this wool and fell in love with it ... I have been coveting it for weeks and weeks and it was on by 3 for 2 and I had a voucher left from a leaving gift at school and well it seemed rude not to.
So I bought this pattern (forgetting I haven't knotted for years and it has cable all down the front and the sleeves as I realised last night ... mmm steep remembering curve ....
It grows really fast.
So I appear to have resurrected my knitting hobby and I appear to have started drawing again.
I finally found my old sketch pads from 1990 when I did a night class in art with an amazing lady called Sue - she was a really excellent artist and put us through our paces. I didn't do very well with the drawing but I did a pen and ink class with her the following year and they were naive but much better. However, I have not drawn at all since 1991 and as that is an amazing 26 years ago I view myself as a novice again.
My first art class was on Thursday and we learnt about different mediums and grades of pencil etc and then we were given a photocopy of an animal and set to draw it.
I can see all of the problems with it but it is my first attempt at drawing in 26 years - so be gentle.
This was part way through and to be honest I think I prefer it unfinished. It is A4 size in real life. Not the rhino obviously - I am guessing he was bigger than A4!
Finished first ever sketch .... a kind of rhino
Thanks to a friend - thanks Sylvianne - I also enrolled in a £200 on line drawing class at the reduced rate of £10. Lesson 1 was to draw an eye - they actually expect it to be bad as you also draw an eye at the end of the course (I haven't cheated and looked - they said that) so you can see how you have hopefully progressed.
So drawing number 2 - an eye!
I am a bit hooked. I now have to paper scrap, digi scrap, knit and draw every day. It's a good job I don;t work anymore. I'd never fit it in.
I do have new scrapping to share today - a page made for a mojo challenge on Pickleberrypop using a template.
I don't have as many pages of Kira as I do of Fiki - she is not keen on being photographed to be honest So it is a joy to scrap her - I love my little girl - who is looking quite an old lady now.
Today I am thankful for
- art and creativity - in all shapes and forms - it adds the richness to our lives.
- Nigel's patience in supporting yet another craft/hobby