I only had an hour in my studio this week but it was good to work four days – get the experience, save the money and go to Melbourne to see Evelyn Ida Morris and Sarah Blasko perform. Which was AMAZING.
I sold a drawing on the weekend – a large one, which is an incredible feeling as since the first lockdown all of that has slowed right down. So thank you buyer in Hong Kong! Uni starts back very soon, I am really looking forward to it as I go on placement within the first week for a month at a hospital. I really enjoy working at hospitals.
Ok, I’m going to go draw now.
Hello, it is Sunday evening and I am very tired and should be in bed but I have made a promise to myself to write here more –
I turned thirty nine this weekend – the last year of my thirties. I started the day with an unexpected delivery of breakfast on a silver tray with a beautiful smelling tea rose, and later I got to have a beautiful dinner ( thank you 🙂 ). On Sunday I got to have high tea with my daughter.
I am super lucky, each day is a gift.
This week is a wild one but tell me which week isn’t 😉
I am making myself scan in drawings from the sketchbooks to share here, I have been drawing like a proper drawing person at the moment – as in all the time. It’s so so good. Things have recently shifted and changed in my life and I have my art and it’s wonderful.
Part of the change is that I got a new job! It was a Friday afternoon send in my application by Monday morning I am scheduled for induction affair. Made all the more easy because I am qualified and have alllllll the paperwork at the ready. I aim to do a good job and learn lots of new skills. Uni still doesn’t go back for a little while so I best keep myself busy.
Rapid Antigen Test – RATs. The new gold.
Buffer for RATs. Also gold.
Vials for gold buffer to be place onto GOLD RATs. Gold facilitators.
Saliva test – less common gold.
Blurry – I accidently spilt my international roast coffee on this sketch.
It’s not a proper blog post without a sketch of hand sanitizer, so here’s the Angel. So antimicrobial.
Waiting area sketch after I got my booster. Passed the time quick.
The nurses here were INCREDIBLE.
I have more but I’m trying to group posts into relevant themes for your enjoyment.
And all night, I am very tired. I have most of a weekend to myself to paint and work. I’m none too impressed with results so far but holy moly having a good time.
oh there’s some drawing too, of course.
Mistress – boots
how good are hands
Thank you to all the awesome, awesome humans who take the time to model for me.
Bruise is my own.
More to come but thought I’d try and pace the posts to not overwhelm. Art is exploding out of me.
This ia a little drawing I did on the day Luna came to live with me. She was small and skinny and had a little sore on the end of her nose. I have a large desk for my study (also drawing) and she sitting in a certain spot by one of the windows so I put a little blanket there for her. This is where she looks out at the olive tree, bathing in the morning sun and curls up to sleep at bed time.
It’s nice to have a little meow friend .
Though my art practice has been stifled over the last couple of years I have kept up sketching while at work (in healthcare) and for study.
I have done a drawing of a tympanic thermometer but I cannot find it anywhere! Which is deeply frustrating, I lovingly rendered the shit out of that drawing – I have hope that I’ll find it.. one day.
Still life – hand sanni atop disinfectant wipes.
Fake flowers in the visiting room.
Very runny baxter hand sanni
Social distancing chairs – doc office.
There has been a lot of upheaval in my life over the last two years and somethings have been very heavy. Somedays I am not sure I can make it – life just seems too hard and then other days it sort of makes sense and I just keep going. I am lucky I have sketching and I am lucky I have so many good books to read. I am also very lucky to be a second year nursing student this year. I am lucky to have friends and I am lucky to have my mum and very blessed to have an amazing daughter.
I am hoping to post more here as I have more time for sketching and writing – I resigned from my job very late last year to focus on my studies so yay! More time.
Sketchy sketch 🙂
On the day my daughter found out how completely heart broken I am, she drew me this:
This is love and care. She’s a sweet baby angel and I am incredibly lucky.
Today marks five years of being sober. How good is that? It’s pretty great.
I recently finished my studies and exams and have been juggling work and lyfe. There was a death of someone very special. I picked up the paint brushes and though I am none too pleased with what is coming out I am still at it and I will get there.
Yesterday – between everything – I did a successful self portrait, I’m in my pyjamas and I am very tired.
I’ll try and update more, promise.
In the meantime back to the things and painting.
Live your life, you only get one.