Monday, September 20, 2010

Distractions, distractions......

Once again I find myself distracted from the task at hand.....I've completed sculpting two of my "Seven Deadly Fae", but the last few weeks have been taken up with a bit of a mish-mash of small projects, some long-overdue, that have needed my attention. As a result, I have strayed from the path.
I found the little sketchy drawing at the top last week while sorting through some paper and immediately wanted to make a sculpt.....I don't remember when I made the drawing and it doesn't have any notes on it, but the friendly little face is very appealing so should make a nice piece.
Unfortunately, on completing this head I made the error of doodling around with the lovely , soft, leftover clay and another wrinkled little face began to emerge....I made a few modifications and transferred it to some armature wire and spent the rest of the day lovingly adding and smoothing lines and crevices. With Halloween fast approaching, I'm thinking she will be a witch, but maybe one of the 'hag' variety, with shawl and hood instead of the traditional pointy hat. However, with my attention span being somewhat less than optimal at present, anything could happen.
The ink drawing at the bottom was made yesterday after going through my pen collection to weed out the ones whose ink had dried up. Every time I start drawing like this, unplanned and with no pre-conceived ideas, I wonder why I don't make a greater effort to do it more often. I love graphite, but drawing directly with ink (no pencil outlines first) is wonderful because while it is unforgiving it also inspires you to have confidence when putting the marks down. There is no middle ground....the drawing will either work....or not. This is a particularly valuable lesson for someone like me, who likes to have total control over every little thing. Sometimes it's nice to just go with the flow. So I will.....for a little while.
Till next time.


  1. It's an "age thing" Lorell. Easier to Go With The Flow the older you get!!Takes too much energy to try and Control everything!Things have a way of happening despite our efforts to Control them. The Zentangles idea is to "let go".I find this hard too, but getting easier!

  2. Hi Lorell, great beginnings. Looking forward to seeing how they turn out. I love Halloween too. I made a new witch and a scarecrow this year. Love the drawings too. Have a good rest of the week.

  3. I love the first face! Going with the flow is obviously a good thing! : )

  4. U are truly amazing!! I'm sitting here watching ur blog, it's like a movie!
    Fantastic work!

    x x x Susi

  5. I love your distractions...
    I love these 2 new fairies... they are going to be a great addition to the 7 deadly sins...

    What a fabulous drawing Lorell!

    I'm totally a space cowgirl these days... sometimes I don't even think I know where I am : )

    Hugs and love to you~ Patte

  6. Wow ..I like these..first time here..

  7. Hi Lorell. Just to let you know I have nominated your blog for A Lovely Blog Award back on my own blog, Enchanted Moon. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creations with us!
    x x Jen

  8. Que expresivo!!!, me encanta.Una maravilla!!!

  9. Love that drawing... and was wondering if you're going to do a sculpture of it! That would be very interesting. Scary, but interesting!!