Friday, 2 January 2009

Happy New Year and WIP


A very happy new year to all my friends in blogland! Hope everyone has a prosperous - in all senses of the word - 2009.

I haven't been posting much art recently and that's because I've been in a bit of a slump, which is usually brought on by too many ideas oddly enough. Sometimes I get so many creative 'must do' notions running round in my head that I get paralysed with indecision over where to start and what to do first, so I end up doing nothing at all. It is starting to pass now (I hope!) and I just began a new drawing yesterday as you can see.

Well you know how fascinated I am by architecture and I've been wanting to draw this house for a while. It's called Troldhaugen and was the residence of the composer Edvard Grieg in Bergen in Norway. I was thinking I might do
some notecards with this line drawing on maybe, actually I rather like the graphic quality of it so I'm undecided as yet about whether to add paint or more ink. Hmmmm.

7 comments:

  1. Happy new year, Fran...I know what you mean about too many ideas creating a slump...happens to me too. The house is beautiful though! Really nice!

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  2. I used to love to draw architechture and always find myself drawn to certain structures. What a great way to get out of a slump. I understand how you feel completely. Sometimes my head is in such awhirl of ideas I cant think straight. A lot of times I find if I put them down on paper in list for it helps. I have a notebook that I put little sketches of my ideas in to keep track of them. ONce they are in order I can pick and chose from my different ideas....unfortunately this doesnt always work. Good luck with the drawing!

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  3. Lovely work.Glad you are back in the mood.

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  4. Hang in there! I know what you mean about being stifled by an avalanche of ideas... its just like that, isn't it?: they sort of pile onto you and you get stuck under them... not wanting to abandon any particular one; wishing you could do them all NOW but your arms can only hold so much at one time. *sigh*
    This always happens to me at the beginning of a new year... "what to work on?"
    Just remember: there's no wrong decision, and its up to you to choose!
    ...I keep telling myself that!

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  5. Just discovered your blog via Artful Blogging magazine, and followed the links to your Etsy store - Love your work!

    Your location caught my eye too - my husband is also from Lancashire (Chorley). :)

    ~ Carolee

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  6. Hi, Fran I've just found your blog and saw some of your work at the PAD gallery..lovely. I've had abit of a break but hope to start drawing again soon. Love the drawing I haven't got the patience to draw buildings !!

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  7. if this is what results from a bit of a slump it has done you well - slump away dear!
    Gorgeosu lines - can't wait to see more from you ~ always!

    katey
    blueyeduckstudios

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