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Wishful Thinking

I am not an artist (not in the conventional sense). I never went to art school or classes of any sort. In my head I can draw and paint brilliantly - but ...! So I started this class with the hope that the miracle will have happened. Sadly the drawing and painting are just the same, but I love the discipline of opening the sketchbook and creating something every day. Of course the camera had no battery so I have just got round to photographiing some pages and posting this.

I used the magic bowl full of prompts, and various mark making tools chosen at random.

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My first attempt was 'technology' using prismacolor pencils. Far too feint to see. Must do better tomorrow!

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My second attempt was using Inktense pencils to illustrate Book Titles. Oliver Twist and To Kill a Mocking Bird came to mind. Oliver is my 12 year old red headed grandson.

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Day three sees 'My Favourite Things' - a sewing machine and a paint box. This time using a spatula and acrylic paint for the machine, reels of cotton and needles.

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Day four was taken up by 'Dreams' Beaches, gardens and  grandchildren. Still no improvement in the drawing skills! I used watercolours for this.

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My final effort of the week came under the headings of 'sayings'. My headmistress at school was forever saying this! Oh how true. I used a variety of marker pens for this but then the next page bled through.

Now the idea is to keep going, making a regular committment - perhaps a picture a day before breakfast?? Perhaps I should do a photography course as well!

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