Sunday, June 13, 2010

something a little different...


I went to the craft 2.0 yesterday and got really inspired to draw again thanks to minu.  I used to do lots of drawings like these before I would do a painting, and I really do miss doing them.  I have never really thought they were anything special, they were just my ideas.   But now I see that that fact in itself makes them very special and important.  I have decided to do a series of these for my exhibition.  I am also thinking that this might also be a good chance to give the girls some proper arms and hands (I know I have said this, and attempted this many times before, but maybe this time it might actually work out)?   I think this is a big part that is stopping me from progressing with a children's book.  I keep thinking what kind of book has a picture of a girl standing there with extra long arms and no hands on each and every page?  Well I can't think of any story line that would fit...  So I am going to spend the next few days playing around with these little drawings, I am thinking of about 39 of them in total.


20 comments:

softearthart said...

It is neat to get inspired,by visiting somewhere new and seeing something that catches your eye. This drawing is lovely, cheers Marie

susie said...

A wonderful drawing! Inspiration is a powerful thing at times. Especially when we feel it and just simply go without questions. I just found your site, but I will be sure to re-visit. Best, Susie

Dee said...

so soft and understated, but just as evocative as your "usual" stuff :)

Tara said...

That's so great that you've come to realise how lovely your ideas are! Yay! Can't wait to see what you come up with now. And wish I could have come to Craft 2.0.xx

IVYALLOVER said...

Lovely work! Visiting from the flying course and so happy I did - wow beautiful delicate work ♥

Mindy Lacefield said...

love, love, love this painting!! it sounds like you had a wonderful time and so proud that you are finding ways to inspire! much love katherine!! :-)

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

Holy moly! Your drawings and paintings are SO enchanting! I just followed your blog and "liked" your FB page - can't wait to see more of your wonderful work!

patty said...

"Something a little different" is a wonderful thing! And you did it - you stepped up and did it! I have lots of things swirling around in my head, but finding it kind of hard to take that step for some reason. Thanks for the inspiration!

Creatissimo said...

Oh, lovely! Gentle, fragile and a beautiful person - like an angel, maybe?

Kerri said...

very sweet. how'd you chose the number of 39 i'm curious?

carol gourley said...

What a wonderful idea. They will look incredible when they are done. I love drawings. Especially of your girls.

NatashaMay said...

Drawing looks amazing. I'm looking forward to some arms and hands. :) You can do it Katherine! :)

Caatje said...

Very sweet drawing. I guess you really should cherish what seperates your style from other people's style instead of worrying about it being different. After all that is where your strength lies. Maybe a way to 'avoid' the hands and feet is to draw the same girl over and over again in very different surroundings? Just a thought.

Art and Clasp said...

Hi Katherine,

She's lovely! Just wanted to let you know I added your blog and NZ Handmade's blog to the links on my blog (blogblogblog).

xo
Averil

Jenny Wynter said...

Beautiful!

I truly love your stuff.

Just a suggestion re: the kids book stuff. I think your illustrations and paintings are totally divine and I can totally see them in kids' books! I'd just say to wait until you really do find a story that pulls you, or work with a writer who is inspired by your stuff (was that a subtle enough hint??? Hehe!) to really create something amazing, rather than trying to make a story 'fit' your work.

I guess I just mean that for it to work, it's got to come from a real place, with a story that needs to be told, rather than one you can try to make work with your pictures.

Does that make sense?

Hoping that's not too pushy, I am kidding (kinda!). I just mean that if you're definitely wanting to write it yourself I completely and utterly support you to go for it - but still think you should wait until you really have a story tugging at you. Or if you're not set on the writing side, then perhaps you should think about collaborating with a writer.

Take care and hope that might help! x

chrissy said...

wow...you.ve been house cleaning.
new blog redecorating.
looks spiffy.
love your sketch miss katherine.
you are so talented.
i am loving following your journey, it.s so fun.
happy day.
c

Michele from Pipi La La said...

I LOVE this! I so cannot wait to come to your exhibition! I will be buying ALL my bday presents there (besides my printer)!

erin carver said...

Wonderful can't wait to see the drawings Katherine! Love your new look blog too with all the links!! Was great to catch up last weekend :)

Micki said...

Hi, thanks for the comment on my blog, I use wood box frames to paint on, my wonderful hubby makes them for me (Love the Hubby)useually I paint on those and canvas boards too, I just love painting on wood especially for mixed media techniques, makes life a whole lot easier ;)

Micki x

reneerodriguez said...

Hi Katherine,
I just featured you beautiful work on my blog today.
http://reneerodriguez.typepad.com/musings/2010/06/sleep-and-her-sisters.html

Now I need to go shopping and decide on one of your girls - love them!