The Hobonichi Company encourages its
users to think of their planners as
"Life Books." To record the events of
life, both mundane and significant.
That is indeed how I try to use
my Techo. The drawings usually
average about two to three inches high...
The Hobonichi Challenge this month
is 'Favorites'. I've never even thought
about having a favorite umbrella. I am
lucky to keep track of one...and to be
able to find it when I need it!
Favorite stationery: Hobonichi of
course! plus everything I need for it.
That can get out of hand, with all the
creative supplies available!
Favorite candle: any candle
in a vintage canning jar.
Eclipse day was kind of a non-event
for us, as clouds covered the sun at
the time. So of course, we went shopping!
Above, the prompt was 'favorite frame.'
I don't really have a favorite one, but
this quote made me smile...
And how do you choose a favorite
fictional character? There are just too
many. Dr. Who or Snoopy would have
been valid choices for me as well...
but today Harry Potter won out.
Favorite persons admired...
I could have chosen Michelangelo or
Leonardo da Vinci, but these two also
came to mind. I am not fond
of the disturbing images in Frida Kahlo's
work, but admire the fact that she overcame
the tremendous difficulties in her life, and
determined to be an artist during a time
when women were rarely taken seriously
on a professional artist's level. And she
is fun to draw. Love the bright crocheted
flower necklace she was wearing.
Above, Favorite thing in the room: a hand-thrown
bowl made by my husband's cousin, and given
to us as a wedding gift. It's quite large and
heavy. I love it, and the vintage photos.
I've taken the plunge and signed up for a
drawing class at our local university. It is
'Beginning Drawing.' Yes, I have had similar
classes before. But as an "over 60" I can audit
the class at no charge, and don't have to
take exams. Which doesn't really translate
in a studio art class. If you don't participate
in the critiques, you don't really learn anything
about what you could improve.
I told myself I would try to keep a low
profile in the class. But. There are only
about 12 people in the class. So, I doubt that
will be possible. So far, I am just like any of the
other students. But these kids are all so
young...College Freshmen, just out of
high school...so their art is what you would
see from high school students. Brings back a
lot of memories...very weird in a lot of ways.
My daughter says I will be "cool." hahaha.
Yeah, right. So far the
class has been about rules and expectations. I
understand why. But sure hoping things
loosen up when we actually get to start
drawing...conformity is difficult for me.
Quite different from my original
drawing instructor who was very
laid back. Since we were art majors, he
assumed we knew the basics. This class
seems quite remedial. So we will see.
I am hoping for new perspectives from a
different instructor, and enjoying the
'learning energy' from young people.
Linking up for T Tuesday...
how many coffee/tea cups
did you notice?
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