Friday, November 24, 2006

feeling blue

Two completely unrelated pictures. The first one sums up how I feel today. In fact, I can't actually believe I'm posting it. The second is an offering because the first is so lame. It's another piece from an alphabet project I did some years ago.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Teri C said...

hey, we can't be a genius everyday but at least you are sketching and that is the important part. We all have days like that.

Your letter is absolutely amazingly beautiful and cute and I love it. So adorable. Please show some other ones once in awhile. What did you do these for?

10:52 PM  
Blogger Johnnie Scoutten said...

The daily scribbles are still fun to see. Please give me calligraphy lessons...

The "D" is wonderful and I love your elfin character. Adorable.

4:15 AM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

I would have been perfectly satisfied with the tagine in ballpoint--I like it and always enjoy your drawings and couldn't care less if they're symmetrical. But I'm glad you wrote about your frustration. I often have that feeling about posting something less than perfect or that might not interest everyone. I always have to remind myself as you did, that the important thing is doing the art, not the outcome. I love your lettering in both pieces!

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with Jana...I also think the tagine could stand alone. I love reading your notes.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous wagonized said...

I love this guy hanging from the D! Totally pigeon-toed, and so cute! Adorable is the word.
And you shouldn't feel blue about the bloody tagine! The fact you added text all around it adds so much to the charm of the drawing! And Jana is right -- sometimes we get too focused on the result -- when in fact, we can have a blast doing something that may not come out the way we wanted. Maybe this tagine will grow on you.
Oh, and you SERIOUSLY got me into Morris Minors!! Gosh, they are amazing! The wood paneled ones in particular. Can you believe that growing up in Europe, i had never seen one before???!! Thank you for opening my eyes.

6:04 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Firstly, thanks everyone for your lovely comments.

Teri, I did these letters for a college project some years back. I enjoyed the work but not the college! I have two more (the B & C) but I don't like those at all. Maybe one day I'll redo them.

I completley agree with what everyone else is saying. I often get so caught up in the finished piece that I do forget to enjoy the journey. I have found that this seems to be a reoccuring theme in all areas of my life, and is certainly something I want to change. The journey, after all, is the most interesting part it would be a shame not to realise that. You miss out on a lot of fun being focused on a result.

France, how cool are Morris Minors? I cannot believe you've never seen one!! They are so cute. I have been obsessed for years. I want to start off with a Saloon and work my way up to the Traveller (the wood one) and then maybe a Convertible. Oh no, I'm off in MM land!

Thanks for all the useful and interesting comments.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

The tagine was tasty enough for me, and yet you added a lovely lagniappe -- a D!

Even when you're not feeling fresh, we're happy to see what pours from your creative heart and hand.

12:00 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

I love your ball point drawings - to me they are restrained in an expressive sort of way - something about the colour grabs me too.

1:25 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers guys, I really appreciate you taking the time to visit and leave your comments. Thank you.

12:00 PM  
Blogger Kateri said...

Wow, I know this is a really old post...but I just discovered your blog, your art, and I am wondering...where do you get ballpoint pens in such vibrant colours? This is just lovely, really.

6:14 AM  

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