I know some of you have this idea that my life consists almost entirely of tea and cakes (or sweet things) … sadly today’s sketches will do nothing to persuade you otherwise.
I had two awkwardly places appointments and it was not worth going back to work in between… so I used the opportunity to catch up with a friend (will have to work nights for to catch up.. hmm, I do that anyway!!) A very nice waiter looked after us at the lovely cafe Avenue Road in Mosman – finding nice plates and cups for me to draw!! Thanks! These are what I can refelx sketching… It was a serious catch up with my friend…either talking or listening (or drinking or eating) Sketching was whatever happened on the page!
I then did a little shopping – a visit to Accoutrement which involved buying some tea (making a new tea friend) plus a few dark chocolate bullets (in memory of the days when I used to work across the road and our wonderful secretary Erin used to get some for afternoon treat every so often.) I did this sketch this evening and only had one of the bullets to get me in the mood.
Then I had another cup of herbal tea at Sparrow – Crows Nest before my ‘new wire’ appointment. One of my favourite cafes and the owners are so nice. I miss visiting this place frequently like I used to when I worked in the area.
And finally… I really am longing to find some time to do some sewing. Recently I came across a pattern called the Tea Dress and thought that suited me h Today I bought a copy of Burda Style and it had that dress in it! I am very excited to discover that the dress has a pleat either side of the front panel…. those of you that are familiar with the ‘secret pockets’ I sew into my sketching dresses will know why this is an exciting discovery.
I am constantly surprised and delighted by the unexpected directions my sketching takes … it seems no lines at all is the latest craze and I am loving it. I am not sure how much it shows in my work but I am having a HUGE amount of fun at the moment (if possible more than normal)! I hope the joy that I am having just playing with paint comes through. Contrary to appearances, my life is not a extravagant leisure filled existence – things are quite tough for me at the moment (a freelance lifestyle has lots of ups and downs!)
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6