A pencil, some paper and a B grade movie. Quite a pleasant way to spend to spend a hour or so. There’s something about watching a movie while drawing that removes all expectations of drawing quality.
My lovely friend Cecily came to stay last night to nut out the details of a project we’re working on. Drawing the Versailles Woman is a workshop we are running in the Shepparton Festival on the 19th and 22nd March, and in April in Ballarat. It’s an absolute joy to work with Cec because she’s such a great person, but also because we have complementary skills – she’s a costumier, milliner and visual art teacher, and I’m a performer, musician and researcher. We’re inherently curious creatures, and also like to be organised and well-planned (no doubt because we are both growing small people and time is precious).
Today’s rain was a welcome change from the preceding days of ferociously hot weather. Lucie asked me to draw with her, which seemed the perfect activity for a rainy day. We set the timer for an hour and the subject – apartment building windows.
Here’s what we made: