Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
My drawings in Tracy's Moly.
While telling the adventures of Blinky Bill, a naughty little boy in the form of a koala, the stories also present messages of conservation. Blinky Bill is known for his mischievousness and his love for his mother. His friends include his adopted sister Nutsy, his kangaroo friend Splodge, his platypus friend Flap, Marcia his marsupial friend, and his mentor Mr Wombat or Wombo, as Blinky prefers to call him. In general throughout the stories he does things that are realistic for koalas as well as things that child readers would like to do. Wall tells the stories directly to the children and Blinky often interacts with the readers in an introduction. Her dedications are often to 'All the Kind Children', with her own son Peter and other common Australian names of the 1930s appearing. The books are also fully illustrated by Dorothy Wall herself.Click on images to enlarge.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Following on the theme of the moly "a few of my favourite things" I added a little bit of stitching, collage, ink and paint, some of my favourite mediums.
Some more of my favourite things are making things, pattern, gentle rain, sleeping and old books.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Here is my last effort in Kerry's Moly.
It is a sketch of some of the beautiful coloured beach huts
that line the shore at Brighton Beach in Melbourne Victoria.
I am sorry Kerry for my lack of ability when it comes to trying
to get the perspectives correct.... I am still learning, :/
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
I was inspired by the small piece of wrapping paper pictured above my drawing.
From an online translation I found out that the words are Latin??
The translation for,
'Exultet i am Ange-mi, ad tam miram fancti hu- bi fcum.' ,
is rather sketchy... I came up with;
'To exult now angel mi , to to such a degree miram fancti hu - bi fcum'
and if I change it to,
'Exul tet iam angemi, ad tam miram fancti hubi fcum.'
It translates to;
'To aggravate tet now angel, to to such a degree miram fancti hubi fcum.'
At least there was an angel in both so I tried to draw the girl on the front cover of
'The Year Of Wonders' and gave her some angel wings.
I love this book!
Anyone able to get a clearer translation???
Sunday, February 22, 2009
offered to show it to Melissa in my comment on Kerry's last post.
As you can see I am still slowly working on it and have not gone 'AWOL'.
Sorry to all of you, especially Melissa for being so behind. I sincerely
promise this will be mailed by the END OF THIS WEEK!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
I needed to visit my mum this morning and new I'd be there a while so I packed several art 'options' for things to do. As I looked at Kerry's gorgeous book again it came to me! *bing*! I would walk down to my favourite spot on my favourite beach and draw that!
There used to be a twisted stunted pandanus tree that grew on top of this rock. I drew it and it was actually the subject of my first painting after leaving school. It's been missing for about 10 years now and it made me sad not to see it there, so I didn't look at this beach much, in order to avoid feeling sad about it. (Gee, there are a lot of suppressed emotions surfacing here!) I think drawing it again has been fantastic. I got to enjoy 'my' beach and 'my' rock again. I don't feel sad anymore! When it's fully dry I'm going to put my little Valla-Beach-life-story on the back. Seeing as it IS 'my' rock, I feel it's necessary. (Pitt pens at the beach and watercolour when I got home.)