James Turrell

Last week I visited the National Gallery in Canberra to see James Turrell’s  Within Without ‘skyspace’. http://nga.gov.au/turrell/

Walking into the space I immediately felt a quiet calmness of meditation. To see the sky in a concentrated way was amazing. The space is circular so you can move around and each section gives you an entirely different aspect of the sky and clouds. One minute I was looking through the space to the sky, next I felt I was looking at the earth from space. Whilst it was not convenient for me to view at night I was lucky with some cloud. I can only imagine how it would look on a starry night. Thank you James for your creativity.





Clouds, clouds, clouds

How many photos can one take of the sky…hundreds. Yesterday the clouds were just magnificent. Thick, billowing beautiful clouds with never ending shapes. So thick I could see my self bouncing around on them.

More faces

More faces appearing from my mind. I am leaving the text until I have finished the drawings then hopefully they will make their story for me. I am enjoying this exercise immensely, it is refreshing to take on something new and play with it. I take and eye or a mouth from a photo or just start with an imaginary head and let it form. I am not concerned now whether they are technically correct it is just..fun, fun, fun.

Sketchbook 2012

Oh! What to do, what to do. It is such a worry to look at those blank pages. I have chosen ‘The Encyclopedia of …’

So many possibilities, I confused myself.  Somewhere it says in the tips for the project at

www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject  is to have fun, try something different. Faces is something I have a mental block with, cannot do them, no hope at all, so, I decided to take a challenge and do the ‘encyclopedia of faces’.  I did intend this to be a serious attempt of learning to draw faces of the recognizable kind, normal people/ person faces with text befitting encyclopedic data. The first little sketch is to show how a face is drawn by circles and measurements…great start. I turned the page and made my first mark and as usual my mind took over and that was the end of all serious attempts at faces as we know them.

Faces from the mind will have to be the thing. I am looking forward to seeing where this all takes me and hopefully completing the faces with text of meaning, encyclopedia of…of…of…o.k. I am going to think some more on this…to be continued…



If mouse moves…cat is ready

  Love this. I was visiting a girlfriend last week. Sitting in her lounge room enjoying the beautiful winter sun when her cat jumped up and made itself comfortable on her laptop then watched and waited…and waited…and waited…but that clever mouse just did not move.