A few very small sketches from the 'random sketchbook' I'm trying to fill. I should stop thinking about how long this is going to take me because at the rate I normally draw I may not fill it in my lifetime! Then, when I look around my room and see all the other more-than-half-empty sketchbooks on my shelves, it's almost tempting to give up! Staying positive though, I think the only way to fill it up is to keep the sketches small and not worry about filling the whole page or making them worthy. However, I did spend some time on the details of these brooches, below, because they belong to my mother and I really like the designs. It was only when I started drawing them and really looking at them that I noticed how minute those details were.
Mum doesn't remember anything about them so I don't think she ever bought or wore them, I think they were probably passed on to her. That's not unusual as she has a wardrobe full of things that friends and family passed around each other over the years!
I was reminded I had these brooches when I bought this necklace -
it's a cheap little thing but I loved the design. I'm always on the lookout for a nice leaf design but rarely see anything I like.
This is a little knitted cosy I saw on a bottle of fruit juice as part of a promotion and had to buy! I guess it's an egg cosy but I can't imagine why you'd want to keep an egg warm unless you like them hard boiled.
Something I've noticed and don't like about this Green & Stone sketchbook is that it has a right and a wrong (or a rough and a smooth) side and, of course, with a bound book half the pages are rough. It's OK for coloured pencil but not great for detailed pencil drawings so sketches look grainy like this one - Alex's old iPod.
Alex is the least materialistic person I know so when his old iPod broke (and it's a hand-me-down from Paul!) he was forced to replace it (he can't go anywhere without his music!) but he didn't want a new iPod Touch, he just wanted a replacement.
Finally a sketch of a soapdish. I was mulling over the Every Day in May challenge as the list of subjects to draw looks like fun. Draw a bar of soap is the first one. But I know I won't get a drawing a day done so I might just dip in and out as it will help me fill up the book.
This is the soap dish from the cloakroom (isn't that a great word?!) downstairs. It has a small sink and a small space beside it so this is the only soap dish that fits there. I don't think it was designed to be a soap dish but it's perfect for the job and made by Stephen Pearce -I've drawn one of his bowls here.