Thursday, 29 January 2009

This is from some sketches that I did of skaters at Somerset House before Christmas, worked in to and combined with a painting / photograph I made last year of skaters at the Natural History Museum. It's a bit 'sweet' compared to a lot of my work, but given that I am trying to make things for children, perhaps that's not such a bad thing. I'm finding it hard to know when to stop with Photoshopping. Being able to go backwards can be rather time consuming when you're a bit indecisive.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Dementia Poetry

'In the kitchen I used to ask
'Mother are you singing?'
And she used to say
'Yes Darling.
And it's all for you'

A snippet of poetry from Radio 4. Dementia poems were composed by John Killick from his conversations with dementia sufferers over a period of 10 years.

'There was an old man with a beard,
Who said 'It is just as I feared;
Four larks and a wren
Two owls and a hen,
Have all built their nests
In my beard'

Edward Lear

Right. Time to get serious about this blogging business. I am going to aim to put a drawing up a day. No matter how finished. That's the plan. And if I fail, I will have to quietly come back in the depths of night and delete this post.

After years of resistance, I am learning Photoshop. And I like it. So much for a purist approach - for which read computophobic approach. I am facing the fear, and layering.