Monday, May 5, 2008

Hello, my name is

...Alison. I live in Canberra, Australia. I started learning to draw just over two years ago after stumbling across Danny Gregory's book, the Creative License. No sooner had I started, than a series of memory paintings (on my Scribbles Adagio blog) of my first 10 years in Scotland, began 'falling onto the page'. Now I have nearly done 100 of these. They capture all sorts of happenings and musings that could never be caught in family photographs. I also joined Julie Oakley in her year-long project to 'take some exercise everyday and stop along the way to do a sketch' (on my Five K Radius blog). Through that I learned that there's always something to draw and to do it quickly and in public. I also got fit and returned to my childhood habit of cycling everywhere. I also like making books, art quilting and contemporary embroidery.


Tracy said...

I enjoyed looking at your blog. How nice to combine art and exercise! I've often thought while out walking, "I'd like to draw that."

Kerry Mosley said...
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Kerry Mosley said...

Hi Alison - I used to live in Scotland many moons ago in Morayshire near the sea and have wonderful memories. I'd never thought about drawing them though...good idea.