31 January 2008




spike milligan is great...

...since discovering his poems last week in the nation's favourite children's poems book, i feel like my nonsense has been properly switched back on. his poems are not particularly long but are as daft as some of the things that i used to write and doodle about in my sketchbooks before. so armed with a paintbrush and the new watercolours i thought i would dabble a little in the big square sketchbook. i have drawn these just recently the other week or so in the A4 lined book with the trusty mechanical pencil so i decided to paint them out this evening. i think next time i will try using a big paint brush and maybe some inks as the handwriting was a bit time consuming. i could feel the perfectionist side of me coming through when really i would like to be taking a few more risks with it all just to free it all up. i started drawing televisions at the end of the second year and being inspired by spike i thought id have a go at poetry. i think it is a classic in the making.

note-the other two things aren't poems and are just things i like to draw.

new new new...

...it has been longer than i planned but i am back armed with a little set of watercolours. i had to take a photograph before i unwrapped them! i have been a bit shy with the new sketchbook and instead been doodling and scrawling all over an A4 lined book. i have grown attached to it over the last few weeks as we have been doing a lot of research together for the dissertation which i prefer to call the essay as it sounds less scarier and easier to do. i think i like the lines as they seem to make me want to not write or draw on the lines. i don't feel restricted or bordered in somehow and just get carried away. i bet the person sat next to me on the train on Friday thought what the hell is she drawing slices of bread for? why is she giving them eyes? today i have been drawing with paint but really i should be splashing it around.