I went into town on Sunday, to go to the Jordi Fornies exhibition opening (gorgeous paintings by the way, definitively worth the detour). I dressed up a bit and I wore a lovely little handbag, which is now immortalised in this drawing. The pattern was the toughest element for me.
Continuing with the cross-hatching and daily narrative themes. Here is my yoga mat. I go to yoga classes every Thursday with Paula at Danu Yoga. I could not survive without these classes - they ground me and dissipate all the worries of the week.
Continuing with the daily objects. I drew and painted one of the open amaryllis. They lasted a week and were well worth the €4.99! Then I painted the beautiful flowers I was given last week. For that one, I did a contour drawing first, then I splashed the colours around. Two different styles to capture two different bouquets.
Choice Boutique necklace. I got this one in Sandycove last year, but I have since discovered they have the same shop in Stillorgan. Personally, I prefer the shop in Sandycove - it's brighter and you can see the clothes better
I'm doing a Craftsy class on sketchbooks right now, and I've just completed the lesson on cross-hatching. Something I'm not very good at - I lack the patience and discipline. But practise practise practise and we might see some progress.
I'm also thinking of doing a Sketchbook Skool course some time and I got a sample lesson and received an email last weekend about creating a narrative in your art journal, by drawing an object that summarises your day. A great idea, as I often struggle trying to think up about something to draw.
So I sat out in the sun last Monday afternoon, after a morning spent on the Dublin mountains, and drew my boot.
A really old little cotton jacket, that I used to wear at yoga. Do you remember Racing Green on Grafton Street? They're long gone now, but they made fantastic clothes. I still have one or two items actually, like a long linen summer skirt. But this jacket is past its best and has to go now.
8 more things to find for my 30-day-declutter challenge. Struggling!