Monday, 9 May 2011

A is for..."Art"

Courtesy of An Accidental Knitter I am taking part in the Learn your ABC meme. And my "A" is "Art".

My lovely friend Vicky, writes a super blog and it is always replete with amazing photographs and images. She is, of course, a very talented artist!

I, on the other hand, may be comfortable with art when it involves textiles but put a pen/pencil/brush in my hand and ask me to commit anything to any form of 2D medium and I'll run a mile! (I blame this on an a school art teacher who threw me out of her class because I couldn't draw a wall and make it look real. This same teacher threw out my friend for refusing to paint her tree blue - go figure). Anyway, not that I am bitter or anything but I've had a morbid fear of drawing ever since.

Soooo, this is my attempt to undo the damage done by Mrs X .

Vicky has created an amazing project, a kind of sketch-a-long. You can find out more about it on her blog 2.

To get me started I treated myself to some "stationery stash" (I do love stationery!). There's nothing quite like a new sketchbook and set of pencils to inspire even the most reluctant drawer! Here is my little haul.....


Then I remembered an older stash from my City & Guild days so I had a good rummage. And I found these....


So now I think I have all the wherewithal (and no excuses for not getting on with it!) watch this space. (And if you fancy a bit of sketching or just want to see what everyone is up to, do pop along to Vicky's blog and join in!)

7 comments:

Charlotte said...

I have a fear of drawing too, mainly from school but also from the pressure from my mother and gran, who are very talented artists!

That is a lovely stash though... I do love a bit of stationary :D

Christine said...

I love my art/stationary stash too; and also went through school being told I couldn't draw.

NorthernDyes said...

I really don't draw all that well. I can do a half decent job if I dedicate massive time and concentration to it... which I don't. Or if it's stick men. I'm good at stick men!

But I do love technology! I can make my lame drawing skillz conform to conventional standards of beauty. Thanks goodness for it! My wheel business would be utter crap w/o it, lol!

witchyknits4ewe said...

Wow - you are ready! Can't wait to see your beautiful artwork!

Luckynumbers said...

Good luck! I run from 2D artforms as well. You are braver then I.

Debbie said...

Thanks folks. I am reassured that I'm not the only textile artist out there who has art-o-phobia!

Crobbles said...

I'll be gentle, I promise :-)

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