Friday, 19 July 2013

Pas de Quatre

I didn't want to be a ballerina when I was a girl.
I'm still a girl (stroke woman - ?) and I still don't want to be a ballerina.
But sometimes I wish I had wanted to be one.

However, when I was a younger girl, I could still fully appreciate the distinct resemblance the flowers at our back door step had to ballerinas.

This is a painting I have in an exhibition at the Nexus Gallery in my home town. They are Fuchsias and named after Leonhart Fuchs. I had spelled it Fuschia and luckily our wonderful gallery coordinator was on the ball and corrected my mistake for the label.

If Emma has to tell us how to say it then I might not be the only one who writes it incorrectly.
I wouldn't want to be a Mr Leonhart Fuchs at school in this day and age.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Short Black and White

I have been drawing regularly at a local cafe in my home town.
The cafe is called The Vintage Nest and is full of lovely collectable old stuff.
People go there to have coffee with friends - or their laptop, and I go there to draw them.
I have to draw them really quickly because you wouldn't believe how much people move around when they're drinking coffee.

I'm exhibiting the drawings at the cafe in September and I've started a blog called short black and white for the project. 
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