Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Day 94
I managed to do a fast walk round the loop this morning - it was so nice to really stretch my legs and blow out my lungs. I didn't stop to draw but collected a few things which attracted me by their colours. I also had to buy a new sketchbook as yesterday I filled the last page - my first ever completed sketchbook. I wasn't going to get a Moleskine but there were no Daler-Rowneys of either of my preferred sizes and no other brands with thick pages. I had meant to make one but haven't had time. I like the change in page shape - not sure about the colour. 6 km walk; 3 km cycle.


Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

The decision to draw every day and to be observant certainly makes us be attentive to very small things. It certainly enriches us to be more alert to the senses. A lovely page of drawings.
What is a moleskin?
I just use sketchbooks I buy at Officeworks or the $2 shops, but if the page gets wet, then smudges appear when they are posted on the internet!

Alison said...
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Alison said...

A moleskine is a brand of sketchbook that come in different sizes. The pages don't take watercolour very well but they are thick and smooth and they open completely flat. There is a watercolour variety but I haven't seen one here. I like reasonably thick, smooth pages that don't buckle with wetting- generally something better than cardtridge paper. And I need the pages to be stitched in otherwise I would give up on every drawing and tear out the page - soon I would have no pages and no sketches either. One day I will progress out of this stage but not yet - and I do like having a little book full of 'good enough' sketches.

Jana Bouc said...

This is lovely. I saw a painting in a show that this reminds me of, titled "Remains of the Day" and it was a a bunch of random (but mostly natural) items arranged on a page that I assume the artist collected as she went through her day. I'm going to do something similar one of these days.