Loosening Up

27 Jun

tiny drawings

I carried on working on tiny recycled fragments of beautiful papers today, Somerset, Bockingford, BFK Rives, Hahnemulle, and found myself relaxing into it. Yesterday was frustrating and difficult, as it should be, I was trying something new and there’s no reason why it should be easy.

Today I was much less prissy and precious about what I was doing on the paper. At the end of the day it’s just a fragment of paper and if I don’t like what I have done, I can gesso over it. In fact I did that to a couple that I had worked on yesterday anyway.

All the pieces of paper are size A6 or smaller and I have been working on them with gesso, willow charcoal, carbon, graphite, Indian ink wash, home made walnut ink, conte crayon using brushes, fingers, wet wipes and cotton buds to blend and fade the marks.

4 Responses to “Loosening Up”

  1. lyra June 28, 2015 at 21:35 #

    These look really nice!
    It can be so liberating to just let go of expectations and worrying if something will turn out nice or not, and just go for it. Glad to see that it worked out so well for you 🙂

    • Rosie Scribblah June 29, 2015 at 05:22 #

      Thank you, Lyra. I haven’t finished them yet, I have put them aside for a couple of days so I can look at them with fresh eyes 😊

  2. anna warren portfolio June 28, 2015 at 06:35 #

    These are lovely Rosie. Its a great idea – there are so many things you can do with a pile of interesting prepared papers!

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