I am knackered, pooped,
tired out, totally had it
and any other word that describes
how I feel right now.
Before I get into why
I'll show you my desk this week.
As you can see
I had a sketchy weekend.
I went to the art shop to buy
some charcoal and came away
with the coolest looking pencil case
(I had one just like this in high school)
which contained 20 different coloured
fineliner pens, then of course I had to buy
journals to use the pens in.
Here are a few of the sketches
as well as my darlek pencils in the wheelie bin
and if you look closely you can see
my sonic screwdriver pen amongst the boring ones.
Yes' I know, I'm a sad puppy.
On a different note, at last I have figured out
how to do a Facebook Page for my art.
I'd love it if you would like me at
I don't use the personal part of Facebook
so if you would just use the page
I would love it.
I might even figure out how to get
a button on the blog side bar at some point.
I spent monday and tuesday
at a life drawing workshop.
You know the kind,
where they have a nudie person
for you to draw.
This was my first such class and
I had a few worries.
I'm not a prude, well,
I'm a bit of a prude, okay
I'm a prude.
My hubby flaunts his bits all around the place
but I keep my bits to myself
and I'm sure you can understand
my fears at attending this workshop.
My teacher De (who has a really evil streak)
assured me that I needed to learn how to draw
Both mornings were theory
(no nudie people yet, so still smiling)
We did scribbles
|I heard that giggle!!|
|Now that was a down right laugh, I can hear you, you know!|
and eventually something that looked like a human.
(it's okay, I don't draw the rude bits).
|Hah, not so bad this time, is it. Yeah, she is a little skinny in the leg department but it's better the the other ones.|
We learned lots of practical ways to look
and work out size and where to start drawing.
So far so good.
Then to the afternoon and yes you guessed it,
the nudie lady.
I tell you, I didn't even notice that
she didn't have any clothes on.
They had a stop watch and you had to draw
so quickly that my charcoal
I was lucky to get a stick figure out
let alone a proper picture.
All the theory was spinning around
in my head.
My eyes were telling my brain one thing
and then the hand would disagree and just
draw something else, then the brain was yelling at my hand
and my eyes were just spinning
in their sockets
and all I could hear was
Honestly, if I didn't like that man so much,
he would be wearing that stopwatch
where the sun don't shine!
You think that's bad,
all of a sudden my teacher yells,
turn your easels and lets all share
I just wanted to curl up and disappear
But hey, I made it through (just)
and even came back the next day.
Now that in itself should be worth some
browny points with my teacher.
What's that? You want to have a laugh
at my terrible drawings.
Well fine, here are a few
(with carefully placed hiding things)
go on have a good giggle.
Don't you just love those stick figures.
My apologies to Salvador Dali,
that's the bloke I was supposed to draw
but instead ended up with some
broken nosed boxer with a mo.
After all the pain of the life drawing class
it was a pleasure to go back to my normal
art class today.
I did some more to my seagulls
with huge amounts of help
from my teacher De.
(I think I used up those brownie points).
|It still has a long way to go but getting there.|
I've waffled on a bit but hey,
you have to agree it was a big week.
On top of all this I had to do my online
This week was drawing selfies
and there's no way
I'm showing these in public
even if my clothes are on!
So now, if you are still awake,
why not go to
and visit the
other desks around the world
this workdesk wednesday.
P.S. Don't forget to have a look at my Facebook Page
and let me know what you think.
Please be gentle, I'm new at this social media stuff.