Saturday, 10 September 2011

Little bits and pieces

I've hardly posted anything lately -- I feel bad about it. I've been trying to get on with some bits and pieces to 'keep my hand in' after I finished my big clown painting. I'm still keen on the idea of 'taking' people from old photos and postcards. I've done a few sketches.

Then I did a very small painting for a friend -- small at her request. It's really hard to photograph, maybe because of the black background.
I'm also getting to grips with my Brooklyn Sketchbook Project sketchbook, which is about remembering my mum (who is unfortunately very unwell with Alzheimer's). I don't want to say too much about it when I've done so little of it but this is the cover, which is very simple.
Today I've been doing some hand lettering for a spread that is about all the things my mum used to love to do. When she met new people she would announce that she was an 'artist-writer-director', or some other combination of her skills, so this set of words has particular resonance for me.
Well, that's about it. This was just to say ... I'm still here -- and really enjoying everybody else's blogs.

8 comments:

Joanna said...

Hi Jane, your people are superb, as usual. The sketchbook is going to be a wonderful tribute to your mum - I love that she used to introduce herself to people as an artist-writer-director etc! What a talented woman.

I too am taking part in the sketchbook project this year, I'm just waiting for the book to arrive and then I can get started - I'm raring to go!

Don't feel bad about not posting - life happens, right?

xx

Makeminemidcentury said...

Audrey is such a beautiful name.

I've never heard of the sketchbook project, but if it allows you to compile memories of your mother, then it has to be a good idea.

I'm following her lead and coming up with a trio-combo-intro self-description.

barbarabeesblog said...

Hi Jane, I really love your sketches and this incredible little painting is so gorgeous!

I did it also again, the sketchbook project, and can't remember where I put this little book. My theme is "I remember you" by the way.
Is it yours too?
Barbara

Kitsch and Curious Elsie said...

I love the sketches, particularly the woman with her hands behind her back - a pose of diffidence or detachment, maybe?
The sketchbook looks excellent too - I hope you'll share more of it.

Printed Material said...

Jane,
While I'm out here wittering in the ether you are getting on with a host of things. The sketches are great. I love how they sit in the page, scaled to perfection. Your friend is on the receiving end of a work of art. Working at that scale, with that precision blows me away. Do share your sketchbook of your Mum as it progresses. I think it will be a fitting tribute to an extraordinary sounding lady.

Gina said...

Your sketches are lovely Jane and your book will be a fabulous tribute to your Mum.

Menopausalmusing said...

Blown away by your skills. Now we know where you got it from. The sketchbook is a must for capturing your memories of your mum.

Chrissie said...

I love the way you have chosen to dedicate your sketchbook to your mum and look forward to seeing it progress. That little painting is an absolute treasure.