Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The complications of a simple stack

So task for the day...
simple line drawing right... 
maybe a little painting...
just a stack of tea cups and a rose...
A4 so not too big...
 not exactly a subject I haven't tackled before...
clear idea of what sort of patterns I want and the like...
should take no time..
no real interruptions...
like the dreaded drop off and 
pick up from school... 
I swear that line is the greatest buzz kill in history...
Phantom off from school...
but she has a stack of books and
the latest season of Supernatural to
keep her busy while
she becomes half kid half couch
and does her best impression of a sloth...
so why
 why 
why
did this take me forever...
seriously...
like hours....
cups look good...
 rose looks rubbish...
rose is good...
cups all wonky...
finally on go three get less wonky cups and half decent rose...
spill cranberry juice on it...
lets try one last time...
so far so good... drawn and clean...
thinking I should cut my losses for the day ...
maybe not attempt any painting...
 visit some blogs from other AEDM'ers instead...
be inspired by people having better days...
or find out how to work the draw thingy
for the people who have entered 
to be part of the rather hastily put together
giveaway...
still plenty of time to be part of it...
visit here...
and leave a comment and we are sweet...


19 comments:

tortagialla said...

haha, i think many folks go through that process while creating something, the ups and downs... such drama! i think your piece is lovely though!

WrightStuff said...

Ah yes, we all have days like those - at least you kept going!!

WrightStuff said...

Have you been here before?
http://whisper-to-whirlwind.blogspot.com/

They have a coffee and tea challenge this week!

It's run by Amy and NatashaMay

Serena said...

Days where our process just doesn't mesh as well as we'd planned can truly be frustrating. I do love your drawing and I have every confidence that you will end up creating yet another stunning piece of art. You go, girl!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I think it looks perfect lovely!!! And oh-so-much-fun to color too!!!!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Ahhh, we all have those days where it feels SO very difficult to get even the smallest things done! I think you were smart to wait on the painting part- at least if it had been me after having one of THOSE days, I surely would have ruined it- and it IS so very lovely- that rose is a GREAT touch!

rajns (carolyn) said...

Did you save the cranberry juice sketch? That could be an ode to the Native American way of arting - using natural dyes...

Kathleen Conard said...

I love the wonky cups in this "simple" line drawing - oh, how I would love to be able to draw like this!

Nigel said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one :)

Love the drawing though - even if it wasn't third time lucky.

Lynn Richards said...

Amazing when we " have" to draw something what happens, or when we think we have the perfect day set aside and our work doesn't match the perfect day.... I do love your drawing, and thanks for sharing the process!
xo
lynn

FranT said...

I'm so glad you worked things out and made the sketch, because I love the drawing. I really enjoy your style!

Lise Meijer said...

Hey, lovely drawing you made! And what a wonderful picture on top of your blog, happy to meet you here in blog-world.

Gwen said...

Very funny............and I love the drawing!
xx

Christine said...

your blog makes me happy !!!!

VonnyK said...

It's nice to know that even the absolute best artist has a bad drawing day. Can't wait to see your wonderful bright colours on it.

Shelley Whiting said...

That is one cool and complicated contour line drawing. Really beautiful and fun.

rebecca mcfarland said...

Oh how I love these tea cups! You have been reading my mind. I was going to do a portrait of a woman with a stack of tea cups on her head.

Lori said...

Tracey - I love your tea cups wonky and all! I've been wanting to ask if you sell your art online? Originals and/or prints? Feel free to email me at lorimoonstudio[at]gmail[dot]com to discuss.

Cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

Aha! I think the cranberry juice spillage was a sign that this drawing was meant to be PINK ;)