My August of Art – Week 4
I reflect on the last week of ‘entries’ in my sketchbook and I see lockdown. Each day is like a little aspect of what it’s like for me living in Melbourne right now.
This week I cared a little less about being broad with my stationery choices. I had a lot happening, so tended to go back to tools which were more comfortable, or just in front of me. Even so, I like some of what I see. I also see an unintentional story.
I started folding cranes with Origami paper I had pulled out for a collage. I started folding cranes when I was 7 or 8. It was an obsession for a while. Despite the fact I can fold many in a row without even thinking about it, I still screw up the fold every now and then.
In Melbourne, lockdown rules mean we can exercise outside for 1 hour a day. It was raining this day, but it actually worked out nicely because everyone else stayed inside and I could walk freely around the park.
I enjoy drawing botanical patterns, and it felt like a bit of a cheat until I applied the theme. Definitely feeling like I am in the weeds this week.
Not my first online conference this year, but the first one where I can compare a previous in-person experience. I sketchnoted sessions on paper because the digital set up to get the full experience was pretty intense.
It was my little brothers birthday. He is in Perth so I am not always with him on his birthday, but birthdays seem harder at the moment. Here he is 4 and I am 10.
When I realised I had not left the apartment all day… I wondered what it would look like as a graphic.
I usually cut my nails super short, even if I get them manicured. This is my second round of iso-nails. They rarely get this long.
I got a kit to grow my own mushrooms at home, inspired by a few people who have done it. I have been wanting to use this paint pencil for a which I got in a stationery box with an awesome brush which has it’s own water well. Also… feeling like a mushroom, squishy and stuck indoors.
- 2 more days of the month to go
- 3 more pages to fill
- Front cover
- Back cover
- Inside covers
No messing about, got to get this in the mail before September 15.