Saturday, January 17, 2015

Year of the Spark


My 2012-2014 were spent selling, renting and finally buying a house (with a separate studio - yippee!)... during all this upheaval my poor blog lay fallow... now for some art on line again!

2015 is the Year of the Spark - being lead/taught by Carla Sonheim and Lynn Whipple... just what I need to get me back to posting.The class is very active on FB but I will be posting my longer contributions here...

I took an Art of Silliness class with Carla in 2011 - the only blog post I have to show for that is here.

Carla's first lesson this year should have been easy for someone who'd previously drawn along with her... however for some reason my left hand absolutely insisted on drawing at the same time as my right hand...

I have a big pad that I often sit with on my lap and doodle in when Jim has the TV on... previous pages have been covered quite happily using just my right hand to draw, for instance this was a pre-Christmas page, whilst I was working on our Christmas Card - see my only blog post from last year for the final Christmas Cracker Card.

Christmas Doodles
Pre-Christmas - drawings using right hand

Here are a couple from my big book drawing with both hands - actually the bit that made me laugh most as I did this was attempting to write the date at the top - IT was a bit hit and miss... and yes that's the clue to why I carried on and in fact let both hands draw together for hours on end - it made me laugh!

Animals drawn side-by-side simultaneously with left and right hand  Vases of flowers drawn side-by-side simultaneously with left and right hand

Rock art white on black drawn with left hand whilst drawing... Rock art drawn in black pen on white paper with right hand

Using colour to re-interpret one of the figures drawn previously


Caroline said...

Just testing whether comments will work

Carla Sonheim said...

So fun to see your double-handed work! I haven't done that in a long time, but you've inspired me to do it today. Thank you!

Caroline said...

I don't remember ever having the same odd effect from doing it before - it was like short-circuiting something in my head - so long as I tried to keep my pace fast and my hands far enough apart I couldn't keep track of things and got my head well out of the way. Thank you for the initial prompt that led me to several days full of laughter and funny squiggles!

Tinker said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Haven't done any left had drawings in a long time. I will have to give that a try, again.

Tinker said...

That would be 'hand,' not 'had!'

Caroline said...

I hope you have as much fun as I did - I don't remember it make me giggle so much before! Unless maybe when I was about 3 years old... :)