Here is the first give-away! I'm making small (15x15cm) flower portraits for a new set of cards. I started with an ornithogalum which seemed just perfect for such small drawings. You can win this drawing and another one - which is still in the making ;-) through an Instagram "like and share to win".
Some years ago I started a project to force myself to draw without erasing too often or throwing away too often. To do this I used a roll of drawing paper instead of loose sheets and a ballpoint pen instead of a pencil. In the past months, seeing the different media and materials people use during the courses, I have been longing for more than just a ballpoint pen to draw with. So, while I keep using a ballpoint pen for virtually all my drawings, I will embark on a new project soon.
One of the interesting things of teaching others is that it means reflecting on your own practice too. I usually start drawing right away and this has its value because often it brings me to unexpected results, but on more than one occation I came to regret some choices.
Here is a peek behind the scenes of today’s tidying up.
I have collected a remarkable amount of (hopefully) interesting and useful objects from nature over the past months. Mostly plants, but not only. Most of them come from walks we made. Some I have bought to draw and then dried.
Having postponed this for some time ;-) I’m starting the year determined to share more of what I do.
I’ve turned my occasional emails to those interested in my work into a regular newsletter. Every month I’ll share an update about what I’m up to (work, courses, etc.) as well as a small give away action.