Monday, June 30, 2008

080630 Monday



SEGOVIA WITH SUNDAY NOTES
Here is the finished page from yesterday with notes from the sermons and other things I have been reading.... including starting to write the date wrong.
(Have whited out names of people I spoke to at church and personal details - but the rest is all there if anyone is interested....)

MONDAY'S FOOD
My pages are getting more colourful and my sketches smaller.
I am now getting a bit of feel for what I should be eating and realising that our lives revolve around too much carbs!! Well, mine did anyway!


Saturday, June 28, 2008

080628 Saturday

Another page in my food diary... trying to be a bit neater today

And also my empty spread for Sunday notes.... this time from photos from a trip to Spain in May 2003. Late night sketch with a big flat brush done in poor light....

080628 Afternoon at Putney

What to do when you make a real mess?
Well, I drew another sketch on Sheer Heaven paper when I got home and have stuck it over the top (on one side only)...so now I have an 'interesting' effect but can still lift it up to see and learn from the mistakes of the original.
BTW SH paper is great!!! .... http://www.dotcalmvillage.net/cre8it/sheerheaven.html">www.dotcalmvillage.net/cre8it/sheerheaven.html

Friday, June 27, 2008

080627 Even more food

Sketching a lot these days - and even in public but it is only more food!

Thursday:
I ended up drawing dinner twice once on location and then to fill my food diary page up.... the counting is getting a little easier (if I am doing it right!)


Sketching on a small table in a middle of a restaurant while you are eating dinner does seem to draw attention... hard to do when the food is so good!
Out to dinner again - I have a friend visiting.
Too much Asian food in the last 24 hours?
Buffet breakfast at the hotel I was staying was a nice treat.
I feel like I ate so much food today but still roughly within my target - after the strict weight loss diet this amount of food seems so excessive - and a bit rich!


I have now done this for 2 weeks... not sure how long I will be able to keep it up (maybe I am just tired tonight...)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

080625 More food....

Ok, I don't really HAVE to start counting till next week...but it is so tedious that I thought I better get into the swing of it before then.
Once I get the hang of this counting thing, I am going to enjoy the layout challenge of incorporating my counting table into my spread.
For now, I sit at the table eating, drawing and then looking up Calorie counters and my TF diet literature to see if I am getting it right! Will be worth it in the long run!





Went a bit crazy with colour today!! Can you tell I am having a ball doing this journal? despite the tedious counting....

Saturday, June 21, 2008

080621 More Food




080621 Sketchcrawl No.19

My first sketchcrawl.... and it was a wonderful wonderful day! Went to Cockatoo Island, the largest island in the harbour with lots of great historic buildings and also site of the Sydney Biennale.












Thursday, June 19, 2008

EDM 174 Draw a bridge


My intention was to draw the EDM challenges from life... but sometimes it is hard to get out to do so. So if I have to draw from a picture, at least I try to find an exciting one - and one of my own travel photos.
Italy again.....

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

080617 Tuesday Food


Didn't really plan this page - just developed through the day. I am finding this so much fun - I don't know why food makes such good sketching material?

Monday, June 16, 2008

080616 Monday Food




Another day... much the same food... this will get quite repetitive after a while. Though I suppose the challenge is for me to find more innovative ways to visually record what I eat.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

080614 Cromarty


080614 Cromarty
Originally uploaded by borromini bear
Another Scottish scene (from my travels) to use as a background for my Sunday notes (on the rest of the spread)

A freezing winter late afternoon - I am not used to these subtle and purple tones. (My squirrel brush was a real struggle with this one and I added a fair bit of pen work afterwards- which I rarely do!)

080614 Sat Food


080614 Sat Food
Originally uploaded by borromini bear
Oh! I had so much fun doing this. I will not be able to do this everyday but quiet day at home taking it easy today.

Working on the one drawing at different times during the day has some quirks - shadows from all directions and different colours and looks like I had my banana with my dinner. And that bowl is so wonky - but I am trying not to use pencil setups at all!

080614 EDM175 A basket

Fun to draw and paint a detailed object in my loose style. Still working with my floppy squirrel brush - I love the slightly out of control feeling - it certainly is developing my brush skills.

Friday, June 13, 2008

080613 Friday


080613 Friday
Originally uploaded by borromini bear












I am not necessarily going to draw all food everyday - but it WAS fun today. Did these at various times during the day.
This book is more an exercise in journalling than sketching.
Also the sketches have to be quick - super quick!

080613 CoverPage


080613 CoverPage
Originally uploaded by borromini bear
A new project! As I am now going into a maintenance phase of my diet I have to start counting calories and carbs. Inspired by Brenda, a fellow journaller, I have started a new pocket moleskine for a food diary.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

080609 Monday


080609 Monday
Originally uploaded by borromini bear
Long weekend in Melbourne

This page I did in the plane on the way home - inspired by an amazing exhibition that we went to of illuminated books from the middle ages.

080607 CarSketch


080607 CarSketch
Originally uploaded by borromini bear
Long weekend in Melbourne

Super quick sketch in the car - should have started to do this earlier in the day but I was talking too much!

080607 BlackwoodCafe


080607 BlackwoodCafe
Originally uploaded by borromini bear
Long weekend in Melbourne

Collage of views from my seat in a wonderful cosy cafe!

080606 Friday


080606 Friday
Originally uploaded by borromini bear
Long weekend in Melbourne
Weather was really great for sketching so I went shopping instead...so a few food pages

080605 Flight Doodles

Long weekend in Melbourne

Filling in time on the plane. The building is in fact by Michelangelo on the Capitoline Hill in Rome (I just happened to have a photocopy of it in my bag... weird I know!)

080605 AirportDinner


080605 AirportDinner
Originally uploaded by borromini bear
Long weekend in Melbourne

More food... this time at the airport. a good way to fill in the time

Thursday, June 5, 2008

080605 HugeTreat


080605 HugeTreat
Originally uploaded by borromini bear
How exciting - after 16 weeks of a strict diet I celebrate by having sushi for lunch!
I really should not have splurged so much - so much rice might prove to be too much for my system. I was supposed to be a bit more restrained and only have 2 slices of low GI soy linseed bread.
Needless to say I enjoyed it!

Funny how most of my sketches are either buildings or food?!

080605 PeopleonBus


080605 PeopleonBus
Originally uploaded by borromini bear
A golden opportunity to sketch people while on the bus this morning! I have to get into this book only 2 pages used so far!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

080604 Tempietto


080604 Tempietto
Originally uploaded by borromini bear
A totally random and loose sketch before bedtime... I am very tired but am addicted to sketching at the moment- it is so much fun and I find it so relaxing - especially when it is a doodle like this one is.

080604 ArtSupplies


080604 ArtSupplies
Originally uploaded by borromini bear
This is my first blog from my flickr account - how exciting!
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