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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Fairies have flown

Hi there everyone. I was working on some new Christmas fairies last week. I love working on these, and I'm pleased with them. It always seems to flow so well when you're enjoying the work, and now they've flown away.... If you're wondering why I take the photos in this spot, it's because sometimes I need to put them away from me at a distance, then you can see if they are looking ok? It's best to leave them there and keep passing them to see if anything is amiss?..... Hope you like them anyway?

Onto my adventure this last weekend!

I went on a 'Sketchcrawl' at the Yorkshire sculpture park on Saturday, we were very lucky with the weather. It was so warm, if a little blustery in places...I came about this from following the WONDERFUL blog of Lynne Chapman 'An Illustrators life for me' she posted on her blog about this one and I went along, there were about 20 people there, a good turnout. All very nice people, it was a pleasure to meet. I did feel quite nervous though, being on my own, but Lynne and the staff at the Yorkshire Sculpture park were very good at accommodating us all. I will put a couple of my sketches on and corresponding photos, so you can see what I was sketching. Some of the exhibits are wonderful, particularly those of Jaume Plensa, which is a new exhibition this year. We had about an hour sketching at 4 different locations in the park, and then got together at the end to share our sketchbooks. There were some really good pieces. The people who incorporated some colour in their work stood out for me, it's amazing what a little colour zing can do for a sketch? I had a very good day in a beautiful setting. Cheers Lynne!!


  1. Lynne i absolutely love your new cards; they are just adorable, and you have used wonderful colours!
    xo sandra

  2. Your fairies are great! I love the soft look of your art ~ it's very "comfortable"; which is a good thing if that is a confusing commment! :)
    The sketchcrawl looks like it was sucessful! Your sketches are lovely! I'm not good at on site quick sketches, it always seems stressful to me... I prefer to go from memory and photos and to curl up on the couch and draw! :)))))

  3. Glad you enjoyed the day Julie. It was lovely to meet you! Now I know which drawings were yours, I have added a credit to the post on my blog for you:
    If there are any others that are yours, do let me know.

    Hope to see you again, at one of our future SketchCrawls maybe...


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