(one of my pencil girls)
(Weather Witch - for Elizabeth)
(throwing caution to the wind)
i am not clever when it comes to drawing
i was never one of those children who could recreated something beleivable with a pencil...
but i have always been drawn (pun intended) to drawing....
i drew when i was sick, i drew when i was lonely, i drew when i was bored....
i can remember Mr Ihaka who taught us how to draw in primary school... how to make sense of shapes in a way that helped me see differently.
I remember drawing the flax at the beach and sitting there for an hour while i tried, fairly unsuccessfully, but i remember that sense of absorption, concentration and release.
i have been going to a painting class for about 3 years now. i have learned a lot about form and how to look at line from photos.
But i have never painted anything that made my heart sing... well one thing from my imagination but then the teacher did most of the face so everytime i see it i see that it is her face and not mine and so... my heart just starts humming instead.
Now i have started doing the online Goddess and Poet course with Suzi Blu and ...
i am hooked
there is beauty pouring out of my hands
my girls are giving me commissions - paid for in cuddles but commissions nonetheless
it may not be fine art
but it is fine by me