Daily Archives: August 7, 2014

Timeout for Art: Sketching


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I’ve been carrying my little sketchbook around with me again.

I pull it out when I have a moment, waiting for a lunch to be served or for the dogs to have a swim.

More often than not, the meal arrives or the dogs shake off before the sketch is complete.

I started this little drawing at Livingstone Studio last weekend. Then someone came by, and we started a conversation. Then I noticed another artist was struggling to hang her work. Then I saw old friends I wanted to speak to. Then someone asked about my painting process. And on the day went, my little sketch abandoned, unfinished.

It used to bother me, having rough-looking, unfinished drawings interrupting the “flow” of my sketchbook.

It doesn’t bother me any more…that’s all a part of the story!