Saturday, March 22, 2014

Oh a Taste of Autumn

It came in yesterday with light rain,thank heavens Hubby didnt race out and remove the washing,I would have killed him,this was brief rain that is here and gone but invariably Im left with a huge pile of clothes on the bed that HE wont help put away,with study hitting the all time high I cant afford the time,normally I go out and get each persons washing off and put it in their rooms so it becomes their problem,all the precious stuff like my work clothes,undies seeing i haven't got new ones yet ,any good ones left are like gold,speaking of gold so are my youngest sons school socks,they are especially bought for his school being a private one they are anul about colors etc....he has 5 pairs one for each day so I dont have to wash during week just saturday morning so ironing is done Sunday
Anyhow as I was sayng the cooler weather has moved in faster than I expected though nice after mid 30s last week,Im already missing the comfy shorts and tees,must go winter clothes shopping soon,high budget this time as I had to take out a loan last week to help son get going again,he has another job,starts on Tuesday so I may only have to pay back half the loan yet,its a good practice run so I know I can do it again later when i want to buy my new bike or at the moment a new bedroom set,our house is deteriorating fast,Im the only one to clean and really after a full day at work and study all weekend I do get tried of cleaning up after everyone,,
Its clear skies and windy today and Im sort of comfortable in jeans and tee, with thongs.
Im about to make better or destroy another piece of work for unit, this I did Friday night..
the idea behind this is the unseen worker but it supposed to be a shapes with meaning so i hope it s ok
the next one Im pushing further

Basically its all about silhouette so here Ive got back ground textures and am debating whether to over wash with gouche the figure (pretty awful it is lol Im not that fat) or the background but seeing Ive already done a white out figure thought the back ground this time I have managed some spinning but no picks yet and all projects are still UFOs,there's too many lol,I will have a pair of bamboo sock by weeks end though.
Ok still going,not happy I cant seem to get in the right direction so heres where Im at now

Still have to do an A1 yet but thinking of my hands as the portrait,Im using the use of right one after the left give me issues before,Ill be lucky to draw and knit in a few years ago I think that would be a out of square one for submission
the one I really like is this

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Beautiful Sunday

This weekend was supposed to be a long one for me,the Friday was my RDO but a phone call from the Department certainly ruined any chance that I would enjoy it or even settle for study,you see after participating in the interview panel I was told by my boss that I would most likely have to provide feedback for the applicants,I think she meant only the unsuccessful ones,anyhow she said they wouldn't give my number out,she would call me herself and give the number to ring as long as it was on that same day, no information forthcoming I presumed no feedback needed ,but ,,,,Friday morning at 8.30, I got one from the employment division asking why I hadnt given any,well bugger me.I went down to work and had an impromptu meeting with boss who reveiled that the Principal himself had given them the information after a complaint,so much for privacy.It was bad enough on investigation to find out that the wife (who complained on behalf of the complainant) also had my email information as well.I refused to be his referee , his application was fabricated and the other referees were undesirable characters.his performance had been dismal and his attitude horrible, I wont go on but this last week I have run myself into the ground trying to keep up with the extra work,Im taking Brufen every morning and sometimes twice to keep the pain in my arms at bay,plus had to run one son to catch the mine bus at 4am (120km round trip,then pick him up at 6.45pm,another 120ks) then Friday I had a third trip on one day to pick another son up from his school function, 360 kms all up,during which I nearly had a front on collision with an idiot driving without lights at late dusk,I was over taking another suspiciously eratic driver so I was in the wrong had an accident happened. Im still recovering from the stress and exhaustion and the last three days were supposed to be my study days.
Anyway this is one of my efforts Friday,still working on outline,I printed off a texture work from a previous unit and draw over that as the tutor had reminded us that we should use texture backgrounds at all times where we can,my VD is cluttered with whole pages of exercises and fun attempts of finding the just right arrangement

Below,my gorgeous oldest and youngest,the older boys are protective especially the oldest and they alwasy come to see him when he off to a special event like this year ten social.I must say the dress allowed for the girls left a lot to be desired however,super short dresses with equally high wedge heels,they tottered everywhere from what i saw at pick up time.We parents werent allowed by instruction to hang around but a cople of mothers managed to squeeze their way in to take pics,they know my son and I was disappointed they didnt think to grab at least one of him with class year i ll do things differently.No Im not whinging lol but when I prowled the Facebook pics to see if they had captured my Benjie in amongst the crowd I was a little hurt, fortunately he didnt give a toss so thats all that matters

Yes Im the little one now
Ok its silhouette time,if I can a couple done now Ill be ahead this week,tomorrow I have to tame my garden a little,the house will remain yuck til next weekend
Lets see what I can do with this

Friday, March 07, 2014

Drawing and such work

Im trying bravely to settle down to work in new unit,Ive done the gaze training
just drawing between the dots but over the hour worth i did did I pay for it next day with aching arms and stiff joints
Its quite fun really and the more I layered one piece the more appealing the result,i may do something for an actual work like this in neutrals
The latest Big Pink is flowering well but its foilage is not so healthy,the Big red was fed a sprinkle of NPK blue a couple weeks and and went boom in growth,I was thinking itd put everything into green but its leveled off into a gorgeous bunch of flowers sprouting all over
Im going to Bunnings again next week and aim on picking up Mums Favourite in White, like this one but in white,it looks pretty close to the Big series
heres the pink this morning,very vibrant
Posted off the load of prints,hope they get there in time,Im looking forward to seeing what others have done

I did a couple extra and my treat this weekend will be playing further with them after I get a bit of work done on current unit
Its quite hot today and a real shock,39 degrees....
Edited to add,I want to try this..
Looks divine

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Im printing today,Ive already done my cover page for VAR25 the new unit,as soon as I get the prints done Ill start the drawing exercises,pics to follow   ,I ll be playing with these with some ideas I have,also want to start planning on a print for the Kalgoorlie Art Prize this year

 This is cover of Unit VD,all my works which are for my own enjoyment rather than for marks,its all experimental exercises etc,standing correctly and other important drawing elements,I have no idea about art research yet