Saturday, January 17, 2009

Breaking Out the Sketchbook

I am constantly thinking in metaphors. I am never sure if it is a gift or a curse. I found my 8x5 sketchbook and browsed through lots of pictures of faucets. If I ever put together an allegorical piece it would include a faucet of some kind.

A faucet could represent a lot of things. It could be the beginning of a flow, or the source of nurturing waters. It could be the means to which something is retrieved. In my case it could be all of those things and a representative of the last name Faucett which is my maiden name.

I am not sure if I will ever do an allegorical piece. For now, I am just making a collection of ideas that might support it.


Jo Castillo said...

This is beautiful. I guess you have had some really cold weather. We had a couple of cold days, but it is nicer again.

JafaBrit's Art said...

I am glad to hear the news regarding the bone infection, phew! and just enjoying your family and blessings. Like you I didn't make any resolutions for this year.
I wanted to go with the flow, which is pretty much in line with your drawing. Excuse all the puns.

I just finished working on the sketchbook project and while it was challenging it was so rewarding and a reminder of how much I enjoy sketchbook work. Happy sketching.

The Fearless Blog said...

Intersting that you mention the always thinking in metaphors. I may have done a little of that when I was younger(less stressed, less preocupied or more innocent). In fact while on vacation this winter I fell in love with the work of a local potter in Tenn - "Alewine" is his name. He is a well known potter in the Arts and Crafts Community in Gatlinburg. He carves leaves into his pottery and explains that the leaves have become his trademark, an obsession of sorts. So I of course had to own one of his pieces. When I saw the light yellow 8 inch or so high luminary I feel in love immediately. Where am I going with this story? Well ever since I can remember I have drawn leaves. Reason- I can't seem to draw anything else. Leaves decorated my tables at the reception when I married and leaves decorate my garden and my home, the woods I visit a few times a year and so on and so on. I love leaves, all shapes, colors and sizes. I even collected them when I was a kid.

The leaves I painted as a child continue to decorate my world, my dreams and I continue to follow the leaves.....

* I will take a picture of the luminary and post it. I think you might like it too.

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?

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