Saturday, 9 August 2014

Lilla Rogers GTS. . .

Hi everyone,
I signed up for Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search 2014. Lilla Rogers is an international illustration agent representing artists all over the world.  The real Mccoy.  I ummed and ahhed for days. Should I, shouldn't I? Who do I think I'm kidding,  I'm no where near good enough to compete at that level. I mean, I only got as far as A 'level art at school (I did get a B, just saying) before deciding that a career in art was totally out of my reach. I didn't go to art college, I don't have a anything.  I have, however, been teaching art to a whole school of 44 pupils for the last 5years.  Also a good number of you who read my blog and have supported me over the years have bought my artwork.  That has to count for something.

The bottom line is, I just love to draw and paint. A fish needs water, we need air and I need to paint, every day.  It is as simple as that.

So I gave myself a metaphorical slap and kick up the ol' jacksy.  What do I have to lose. Absolutely nothing. One of two things will happen.  
1.  I don't go through to round two
2.  I DO   :))))))
Now at least I'm in the running.  It feels a bit like buying a Lottery Ticket.  All that dreaming and hoping till the numbers get drawn.  My insecurities are sneering and jeering at me and my "bloody minded" self is gathering ammo.  

Ammo, comes in the shape of my mood board above.  I've been playing with colours and sketching succulents and seed heads. The first assignment is due by the 18th August.  My butterflies are in full frenzied flight...

Will post my entry after the 18th.  Wish me luck!!!  

And good luck to everyone that is taking part.  It's a fantastic opportunity...that's my wobbly Fun and Nonsense for today :) xx

Saturday, 2 August 2014

A Dream Catcher and her Dragon. . .

Suzi Mong and her dragon Yunlong flew into my sketchbook this week.  They are Dream Catchers.  They gather dreaming dust from thunder clouds and then sprinkle it round the world to sleepy children.  I always thought it was the Sandman that brought the dreams...

With all the thunderstorms we are having at the moment there must be a lot of dreaming going on...

That's my Fun and Nonsense for the this evening, Sweet dreams everyone :) xx