Thursday, January 20, 2011

Another drawing from my past

20 x 25 pastel
(the paper is black, but my old camera must not recognize that!)

I found these drawings when my basement flooded.  They were in a large portfolio propped up against a table.  I rescued some, but others were ruined. Ah . . the problems of living in a building built in 1934. The upper left corner got some water.  I enjoy drawing the figure, but haven't done it in a while. Abstract work has "moved" in. Noticing compositions in aged walls. There's plenty in downtown Detroit. Love Mary Beuk's abstract photos of aged surfaces. Her images inspired me to take the wall photos on this page.

Got my new camera a few days ago, along with a separate instruction book 
specifically for this camera. This book is quite good, but I'm planning to take a 10 week adult ed. digital photography class at CCS (College for Creative Studies) in Detroit. Misplaced the small info manuel that came with the camera, so I don't even know how to set the time and date until I find it!!! I want to learn FAST!! . . . learn computer-speak ("gidgets, gadgets, widgets, wadgets"!!!), and it won't happen fast.  I don't want to spend hours and hours surfing for info, but it looks like that's what I'll have to do.  I'D RATHER BE MAKING ART!!

I have a recent mixed media painting on paper that I will be posting, but I want to take the photo with my new camera . . . ah . . to cultivate patience . . . not easy for me!


  1. At least you were able to salvage some of your work. I'm looking forward to seeing more photos of your paintings. Good luck with the new camera (took me ages to figure mine out - I still don't know half of what it can do).

  2. Thank you, Lynn. Me + patience! . . . difficult when it's connected to something that has meaning for me . . . and cameras are pretty left-brained these days, although "automatic" is wonderful, and being too right-brained is great with visual, but not with technology!