Thursday, 7 July 2011

Germinating the seeds of a new style


Close up of Ganesh

Close up of Ganesh's flower
 Two weeks sick already (a bad flu that has moved into my kidneys and liver), mostly in bed, has brought about a remarkable change to my artistic style.  Armed with my android tablet, I spent many a day perusing blogs; crawling through websites and making discoveries via Facebook.  One of these discoveries (as I mentioned in my last posting) was Lynn Whipple's "Daily Drawing Community".  Although I haven't posted my drawings and sketches daily, I have been doing them daily.  As a result, I have been on a remarkable journey.  In fact, I feel I have almost come full circle, for in my previous life, before I discovered altered art, etc., I painted.  One of the keys to a good painting, of course, is to practice your drawing.


Nearly finished...
  The more you draw, the more your individual style develops.  And I'd forgotten that very simple rule.  So thank you Lynn, and thank you to my bed-ridden self for making me cede my usual work-a-day busy-ness and helping me plant the seeds of a new style.


"Ceded by Ganesh" Triptych by D.Price-Ewen 2011

Love Debs (still sick, but getting better...).

23 comments:

MrCachet said...

Ouch! Not the 'new' style but the crud. I'm busy matting and framing - I've a show in August and it ain't that far off.

That's an awful pretty flower you're growing there!

GET WELL!

Debrina said...

Yes...it's the pain that's caused the most woe, Dave. Crud is an understatement! Still, every cloud has a silver lining....

Terri Kahrs said...

So sorry to hear that you've been under the weather. But you're right . . . this cloud that you were under had a titanium lining!!! Holy Cow!! I love your drawings. What fun! Hope you're in the pink soon. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Debrina said...

The cow will be my next drawing/painting; seeing as I'm on the Indian theme, lol!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Hi Hon - sad that you are under the weather, but glad that you are reaching new places with your art :-) Take care of you xx

ArtPropelled said...

Oh poor you! But I'm delighted you have found a silver lining. Loving that busty elephant! Feel better soon!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not only are you an accomplished altered artist, you draw wonderfully. What a blessing this illness has given you. Although it is not what you would have wanted in the way of health issues, it is a true blessing in disguise if it makes you grow in your artistic endevors. This is a lovely addition to your portfolio.

Kim Palmer said...

So sorry to hear you have been ill Debs but at least you have been able to make that time creative! Nothing better than practising a skill and rediscovering just how much fun it is. P.S. how did you solve those blogger issues as it is driving me nuts too!

Lisa said...

hope you are on the mend by now!!! seems being ill hasn't cramped your creative style..in fact it's blossoming like crazy..and its so damn cheerful and colorful...you are just like Mozart.. the sickness has given way to creative brilliance!

Flower said...

Wow Dolly, very awesome & different. I like A LOT! Been meaning to catch up...I will E-mal you right now!!

Debrina said...

Oh you're all too sweet for your own good! Coming on by to each of you to say hi.

JafaBrit's Art said...

thanks for letting me know about it. poo to be sick, so I'm glad you are on the mend and something good came out of it.

I really like what you've done :)

rivergardenstudio said...

I love that you are drawing everyday, and this piece is so fun, (a sneezing elephant?!) I hope you are feeling better! roxanne

Patti said...

glad to hear that you're better but so sorry you've been sick! love the drawings - what a great way to make use of your 'down' time.
be well,
patti

alteredbits said...

feel better, sweets and keep up the lovely drawing. xx

Debrina said...

Thanks darling!

Sharmon Davidson said...

and thank YOU for reminding ME...

hope you're feeling better soonest!

Jill Zaheer said...

Deb- your drawings are wonderful. Are you using pastel? Love the colors and designs within each section of your works. Hope by now you are beginning to feel better and on the mend. It's great when something super comes from what seems like a terrible situation!

Sanja said...

Hope you´re feeling better dear Deb.
Love your drawings.:-)

Sanja xox

Debrina said...

Feeling a lot better thanks folks! Now its time to focus on the next alt.shift.craft fair. So just as well, I'm all good!

Seth said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. I think your new style may be more contagious that your illness. This new piece really makes me smile!

TJ said...

Glad to see you are feeling better, I stumbled across your site while perusing Seth's Style File!

Sorry you were so sick, but what a terrific way you have used the time to still be creative and connect with others. Well done!!

Best wishes from germany, tj

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Please take care ..God gave us only two kidneys and the flu or virus can play havoc on our whole body. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart