I like using the quote:
"why should I care about future generations: what did they ever do for me?"
by Groucho Marx
When I did the Hillbrook Sustainability Day presentation recently it really was the perfect question to discuss on such an occasion. One of the delightful children who comes to my studio is Chloe who'd done this seed pod drawing for me that she's pointing out - I photocopied it with a lot of images and text to create this wallpaper for the day.
It was a highly successful day because so much of what was on offer was information based but with practical solutions for many aspects of daily living! It was great to be a partcipant and have so many great conversations.
The day was perfectly sunny but not at all hot... had a good position actually.
The images came from my journals ... drawings that I copied onto A3 paper... some using the positive /negative process which makes for some fantastic results... on the right of Chloe are a whole lot of pages form the Homage to the Seed journal from last year of which these were mostly black pen drawings with colour pencil... here they serve well as a document of that time.
This wallpaper made such an excellent talking point. I'll be using these pages again... of course I had to save them!
|the pomegranate cross-section|
Had some young students the other day keenly drawing and painting pomegranates... then eating them which was a bonus indeed! Liked the interpretations... so many varations on this theme.... here are a few!
This last one is printed... first we tried using the juice to stain the paper but it was so watery we didn't think it would last very long!
If you want to dabble with colour - and you're in my part of the world - then have a look at the previous post which will put you in the picture as to what I will soon be offering... and do contact me if you wish for receive more information.
To read all about the workshops I'm conducting at
Saturdays... June 25, July 9 & 23 10 - 3 pm
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