Friday, May 25, 2007

in my life

I always feel like I am looking for the key.
Literally and metaphorically.

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Blogger Bill Fehr said...

Doesn't it seem that the purpose of art is to help us find the key? Do you think it will help? Do you know what you are looking for?
"in my life"...another Beatle reference perhaps? :-)
Great work by the way. I have seen a change in your approach. Is that by design?

2:20 PM  
Blogger E-J said...

This is magical! So much to delight the eye and provoke me to ponder.

4:41 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you Emma and Bill.

Bill, yes, yes and no! What interesting questions. I definatly believe that creativity will help find the key, perhaps it is the key? I've seen blocked creativity in people close to me and it's not a healthy way to live, IMO. I really don't know what my life would be like without drawing now. I realise that it is more than a hobby or even a passion. I NEED to draw. I HAVE to draw.

It is indeed a Beatles reference - one of my favourites actually.

And finally, I too have seen a change in my approach. It is not by design - I'm just going with the pen. I'm enjoying the journey and am very interested to see what it reveals.

Thanks so much - and for giiving me so much to ponder.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

But what will you do with it if and when you find it? And which key is it that you are looking for specifically??
The big key is just too wonderful!! And so are all the little keys, and the other items, and the words, and the numbers (?), wow!

5:26 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

I almost got my comment in before yours came through, Andrea, but I wasn't signed in and that made me lose the comment so I had to re-enter it, but here we are! Nice to see you! Have a great weekend (bank holiday is it? We have Memorial Day on Monday, so it is a long weekend for us, too).

5:28 PM  
Blogger Serena said...

This is so interesting! Great drawing!

11:33 PM  
Blogger Natalie Ford said...

*in awe*

2:06 AM  
Blogger mrana said...

It's gorgeous, especially so when it can mean so many different things to so many people!

11:51 AM  
Anonymous cyplay said...

Hey Andrea... can I borrow your key.... I lost mine!

12:01 PM  
Blogger Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I am in awe of your skills... wonderufl.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My goodness! I imagine you have so many people on here telling you how amazing your drawings are, but this one truly is fascinating. Looking at it close up you see all the fabulous details. Dont ever let anyone tell you you're anything BUT a fantastic artist. :)


9:00 PM  
Blogger ksklein said...

wow. this one is phantastic. quite different from your usual style.

12:50 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks for the very kind comments.

It's not one of my favourites. It didn't turn out how I'd imagined in my head! I think that the key maybe stands out too much. The colour is really quite dramatic. I guess that's what you get for using metallic pencils.

Cheers everyone.

12:34 AM  
Blogger ksklein said...

well, it´s great anyway, and i like it, that the key stands out.

btw: i wanted to ask you for some advice, but i didn´t find your email address.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Fantastic! I like the way the key stands out. For me it shows how important creativity is for finding the key to your self. And I totally agree with you on the subject of creativity being the key. I too have seen people with blocked creativity....and what a totaly different life you can have if you set it free.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Wendee said...

This sketch is just wonderful! I love work that you can come back to, again and again, and notice a different thing each time. So many little details and thoughts.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Big A said...

bThe detail in the background is lovely!

6:37 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all!

Jeanette - thanks, that's a really good way of looking at it. I hadn't thought of that, but I guess sub-conciously that's what I was getting at. The key does show how important creativity is which, of course, is why it stands out so.


10:05 PM  
Blogger Plain Jane said...

great drawing! combining a 'realistic' key with doodling! Perf way to illustrate your point.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Brenda Y said...

WOW! This is absolutely incredible!! This is a piece that needs lots of viewing time -- time to really wander along the lines! Fascinating!!

3:23 PM  
Blogger potatomamma said...

Wonderful illustration! You truly are a cool artist =)


10:50 AM  
Blogger CrumpledPaperbirds said...

The key is magical. Can you close your scatchbook with this key in it?:)
I feel like looking for a key to myself all the time. I only started drawing yesterday (after a long long break) and I'm already feeling better and closer. I feel too that drawing is a key and magic.
I LOVE your soft style!


4:24 PM  

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