|Woburn Abbey Gardens|
When I started to draw, that was just what I wanted to do, just draw. I wasn't interested in colour, I loved form and wanted to be able to recreate a 3D image in 2D form in graphite. Colour came later when I was encouraged to use coloured pencils as a medium, but even then I tended to use coloured pencils with graphite or an ink pen, later using the ink to sketch with, which is my prefered way of sketching, ink and wash, and back to the simplicity of just line and form.
Trunk Tied, Elephant sculpture focal bead
Colour still plays a part in my sculpture work, and I still love contrasting colours, like in this gorgeous baby dragon, lilac with deep green and pale blue. I think this gorgeous dragon is very well going to go to the gallery (more on that news another time!)
Its been a busy, and wet day, here at Chez Izzybeads, I have been soaked twice, once on the dog walk and once on the trip to the post office, I have been in the studio though and made some more sculptural beads and even a trip to the vets for Iz's yearly boosters. Both dogs go to the vets, their boosters are 6 months apart, so they both go, both times and both get weighed. Its a good way to keep a check on them. Being big dogs and being Golden Retrievers, they have to watch their weight so they don't put too much stress on their back legs in older age. The vet was thrilled with our Iz, perfect teeth, perfect eyes, perfect ears and perfect weight...PERFECT :O) she is a healthy 33.8kg and at 6 years old that is brilliant news. Defi got weighed too, he has gained 4kgs and is now 31.5kg, which is about right for his age of just 2. He should get to about 35-37kg when fully grown I reckon.
|The perfect duo...Defi and Iz|