Friday, 28 September 2007

hmmm

Recently I've been trying to do more drawing. I do really enjoy drawing, but I hate that 'rusty' feeling I get when I haven't done any for a while. It always takes me a while to get my eye in and I have to try to remember that it's normal to hate my drawings, at least for a bit!


I drew these little plants a while ago and was disapointed how flat they looked compared to the tangle of flowers and leaves I saw in the grass. That lead me to draw a few rough ones and then set to them with a stanley knife...


And actually I was pleasantly surprised. I love the fact that I can be happily playing around, thinking I'm going in one direction and then suddenly realise that I've come full circle... these little plant drawings had turned into books without me even realising!


I suppose what I'm trying to tell myself is that I shouldn't be afraid to experiment, shouldn't worry too much about what I'm trying to do, or at least that I should realise that often when I am worrying, and thinking what I'm doing is poor, that in fact something just right may be just around the corner. Or perhaps what I'm trying to tell myself is to go and make some work!

8 comments:

eshu said...

these are so amazing, truly.

Hyena In Petticoats said...

I agree, they are just beautiful.
xxx

tulibri said...

sarah, this was a great idea to lend your drawing a vivid and ductile appearance. keep on! don't be discouraged by not-so-satisfying results (it's only you seeing them anyway). when looking at other people's allegedly perfect works, one never see's the trials and exercise that preceded them :)

BTW, nine years ago, I've been to Leeds for a study term abroad at LMU where I had a really great time. So reading your blog feels a bit like home :) particularly as we both are having a liking for paper.

amy said...

beautiful!!!

happyone said...

I agree with the others. They look great!!

Freshly Found said...

This is beautiful - so delicate and attractive. I love the creative process. The journey sometimes takes us to an unexpected destination

Anna said...

I think they are beautiful!
ps. thanks for adding me to your blog list :)

Melissa said...

these are so beautiful. i love the idea of a paper tangle of flowers.