Sunday, 20 April 2014

Time out

We've had a quiet weekend and I've been determined not to be ruled by my ever growing list of work projects, admin, jobs around the house etc and instead I've taken time off and I've made time to play which is not something I find easy to do.
 
 
Inspired by the patterns created by the arrangements of my cornflake cakes, I got out my sketchbook and crayons yesterday and spent a blissful few hours just drawing... and wondered why I don't find time to do this more often.

 
Pencil, kohinoor inks, neocolour II crayons and a black ink pen... and this is what I've ended up with. I'm not entirely sure where I'm going with this... but then that doesn't matter really.

 
And today I've recreated the same image but with decorated papers and a pot of glue. To be completely honest, it hasn't just been playing for the sake of it as I'm trying to "practise what I preach" in advance of our next Spectrum meeting but I've been reminded what fun this can be.

 
And now I'm sat by the fireside, feet up and knitting at the ready while Stewart cooks me supper... a rare but much appreciated event. And I'm making the most of it before the family descend tomorrow when I'll be back in the kitchen.

13 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Art forms mixing; baking and drawing with such great results.

    We've had a quiet weekend too. It's done us all good.

    Stephanie

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  2. Wow your cornflake cakes look good in every medium. :)
    V xxx

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  3. What a great idea- there are patterns all around us:) Sounds like you are having a well-earned break- enjoy it!!!

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  4. Wow Gina, they look great, would make a terrific Easter card.
    Twiggy

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  5. Glad you take some time off occasionally. Love those drawings and the paper version - you even put your playtime to good use. Enjoy your meal and the rest of the weekend.

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  6. Twiggy said what I was thinking... they would be amazing cards. Hope your supper was delicious. In my opinion, anything I haven't had to think about or prepare always tastes scrumptious. Ax

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  7. Ooooh Yum -- those cornflake cakes look wonderful -- no matter how you make them!

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  8. Gina, isn't it fun to see where our imagination can take us? Being just a bit loose and playful often leads to some fine discoveries of how different parts of those little grey cells in our heads can do magic.

    Your drawings are beautiful! xo

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  9. Great ideas Gina, we all just need to have fun.

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  10. A nice way to unwind with some sketching. Great patterns with the paper-lined chocolate treats. Wendy x

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  11. Great pages showing us what fun we can have when we play!

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  12. Hope you've had a lovely day today and havn't worked too hard. Your sketches are great, I especially like the little eggs. We are all bad at playing so you're not alone.

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  13. Oh Ohhh they look tasty!
    And - small world, at least one Spectrum member (Katrina - and Jenny) joined us at Studio11 today, how delightful.

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