The Jubilee celebrations are now over. In our village we had a Gala day on Monday and it was a glorious sunny day, we were so lucky as we are having lots of rain today. I was invited to display some of my drawings as part of an exhibition of art by people who live in the village. It was a lovely display representing children from the village school, an art group and anyone of any age who enjoys painting or drawing. I decided to put lots of little drawings together on a large sheet to show lots of different subjects which I draw.
I added some pencil work, some using black ink and several pieces of coloured work in crayon and paint. It was a sample of the kind of natural objects that I always choose to draw, things I find when I go for a walk around the village or on the shore. There was also a glass covered display of my work showing the real items next to some of the drawings, such as shells, feathers and seeds. It was interesting for me to see lots of my old work as I went through it deciding which drawings to include. I do draw the same things each year but they all look different. I had a spell of using mostly coloured pencils as in the feathers, then I painted with acrylic paints and now I seem to use acrylic inks. My love of pencil drawings and black ink is also represented. Well it is all very much me, with feathers, red berries, shells, a moth, oak leaf and sycamore seeds...all the things I love to draw. And also it shows how I like to use tags to draw on.
I hope you enjoy looking at the drawings too. The Gala was a great success, a bonfire and fireworks ended a lovely day. I particularly was wowed by the fantastic Cake stall and chose four different cakes! Hope you all enjoyed your celebrations and had a great weekend too what ever you were doing.
I have also been to see the new film " Snow White and the Huntsman", which I really enjoyed from start to finish. Some of the scenery was filmed in the Lake District and at one of the tarns, it is a great film.
Thank you for the lovely comments. Millyx