Tuesday, March 31, 2009

so you know it's got soul


I was really touched by the generosity of the Herranz family on my recent trip to Bologna. One of their acts of generosity was to find me a lovely place to stay, in Theresa's apartment. An apartment filled with all sorts of interesting stuff. All sorts of curiosities. Just the right place for somebody whose imagination is fired up by such things.

I haven't drawn a thing for about a month. This is just a little something to ease me back into it.

I'm also going to use this as Everyday Matters challenge 21. Draw something old, antique or vintage. You can see the rest of my Everyday Matters set HERE.

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21 Comments:

Blogger A Brush with Color said...

ooooh, goodie! Glad you're fired up! I love your work. This is priceless!

12:10 AM  
Blogger free[k]hand said...

I remember that radio ;) Welcome back to paper.

5:58 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

It looks awesome! :) I like old stuff like that too!!

10:12 AM  
Anonymous chris hack said...

glad you're back at it andrea. and super fired up. your blogs been soooo neglected. and what a lovely piece to start with. your sepia work makes me so jealous! gorgeous lines. so elegant and beautiful. and i can't wait to see what you're working on next. seeing your latest work is always very inspiring to me. love that feeling when u get all fired up to create.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Owen said...

Just wonderful Andrea. I have done next to no art this past month either and am just getting back to a place where I am ready. Thanks for some inspiration.

12:47 PM  
OpenID rachelhoward said...

Hi Andrea, welcome back from the trip! Sounds like you had an amazing time and I'm looking forward to hearing more about it! Interesting that Owen has had a quiet period too - I've totally ground to a halt as I'm getting my house ready for sale. It's all tidy and weird and I haven't got time for drawing because of all the cleaning!

Lovely picture - I've got an old radio in my bedroom. That reminds me, it needs dusting...

Glad to see you back on form. :-)

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Carol said...

Glad you are back to drawing.
I missed your pen magic.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Oldie but a goodie for sure, lovingly reproduced here to live forever. Welcome back.

6:05 PM  
Blogger kazumiwannabe said...

Cool! Great subject and gorgeous drawing! Hope you'll tell us about the Bologna event soon ?

7:56 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Welcome back, Andrea. I look forward to seeing how your mind works after your wonderful trip.

11:20 PM  
OpenID moreidlethoughts said...

Welcome back.
Glad you had such a good time over there. And isn't it fun to finally meet an 0n-line friend!

6:15 AM  
Blogger Joan Y said...

What a great drawing to celebrate your return. Can't wait to hear how the conference went! Ttyl!

8:53 PM  
Blogger wagonized said...

Turn up that radio!
I am listening to Van the man as we speak.
Oh it's sooooo good to see one of your delightful drawings again. I have missed you, selfishly.
Kickass drawing.

11:23 PM  
Blogger wagonized said...

I've just noticed by clicking on the larger image that it's a Philips :-D
Darn, you're good.

11:24 PM  
Blogger donna said...

Love it! Love your blog! Can't get enough! More please ;)

3:10 PM  
Anonymous janey said...

What a wonderful drawing. I'd love to wake up to the tunes on this beauty.

12:30 AM  
Blogger mrana said...

Wow Andrea, welcome back!! How was Bologna? This is brilliant! It's good to see your illustrations again :D

11:47 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, everybody.

It's good to be back, and I am quite happy with this drawing. Which makes a change!

Thanks for all the supportive words. I hope to be drawing more soon. And, sharing the experince of Bologna with you. I just need to get into the right frame of mind!

Cheers, lovely people.

1:44 PM  
Blogger paintandink said...

That's wonderful! (My other nickname is radiogirl, so I am especially taken with this drawing :)

12:42 AM  
Blogger Mamie said...

...I absolutely LOVE your work!
I check back once in a while and...yes...it is as wonderful as I remembered it to be!

12:30 AM  
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