5.24.2009



I really want to learn how to draw better; I want to learn about shading and proportion, so I have been carrying my sketch pad, pencils and stretchy eraser around everywhere. The truth is that I have discovered that I LOVE to draw and even if I never improve I will keep on loving it and doing it. It's the same with writing. I may always be in Work-In-Progress mode but again, it's ok. After all, our very lives are nothing but works in progress, right?

The piece above is my latest drawing+inspiration from the characters in the fictional WIP+an old photograph of trees that I found in my stepfather's things+another photo taken over the winter of a bare tree branch+vintage image of a bird in flight=a piece that tells a snippet of a story, the part in the book where the main character leaves the mountains, the trees, her home. I won't say any more just now. I find I am a bit superstitious about sharing too much of the story and having it's energy drain away with my telling. I read a quote once where a writer gave that warning and it stuck with me. But I will say that combining the painting and the writing is making me silly spinning happy-just like when I picked up my first Somerset Studio magazine and discovered altered art. **deep contented sigh**

15 comments:

Tracy said...

It looks lovely, Tricia! And I so agree that is perfectly okay to continue to draw and write just for the enjoyment of it. :)

Ursula Shaw said...

Beautiful portrait!I love her expressive face and the lovely background. Everything blends just perfectly!

Jo Wholohan said...

so lovely tricia, i LOVE the photo behind it being incorporated in and the tones of the whole peice xx

Tiffany said...

Hmmm...I wonder if I know who this is? :)

Lovely. So hauntingly lovely.

Garden Painter Art said...

Tricia:

I must say, the more character images you show, the more curious I am about your novel. There's a darkness about some of the work, but not a depressing, closed in type of darknes. More curious and open ~

Kim
Garden Painter Art

Susan Tuttle said...

she is WOWING me !! -- you are WOWING me my dear!!!

I was so happy to receive your comment -- hoping you are doing well:)

xoxo

Jamie said...

She is stunning and beautiful Tricia. Love, Jamie

Jeanne said...

Tricia, this drawing is amazing. I think you are such an accomplished artist, but we all are WIP aren't we? Constantly learning and evolving.

I've been making the rounds to visit blogs I have not been to in a while and was heart-broken to read about your struggles with breast cancer. I have heard from many, many friends who are going through the same thing as you. I've been wondering why this disease is so prevalent in so many all of the sudden? I will be sure to add you to my list of people to send positive thought and prayers to.

Your posts are always so thought provoking and beautifully written. I really enjoy reading them. And your photography is amazing too - especially the coloring of the photos of Olivia. So soft and slightly muted. How to you achieve such a beautiful effect?
Take care,
xo
jeanne

penny patten said...

Hi Tricia, This drawing is lovely! We are our own worst critic, though you need not be! It truly is a beautiful drawing!

bridgette said...

i love the combination tricia! I love drawing too. The very act of it makes us slow down and just be. it's a very intimate act.

Garden Painter Art said...

Tricia:

If you have an extra minute, swing over to my blog for a little "ghostly treat"...

Kim
Garden Painter Art

Karen Smithey said...

This piece just haunts me--the trees, the look in her eyes, the solitary bird...

Relyn said...

So lovely. I am longing to read your book in published form. Am so glad to hear again your excitement about it.

Julia said...

She is wonderful, so soulful and the tones and shades lovely...xx

~ Lora Hart Jewels ~ said...

This portrait is lovely. Don't learn too much perfection. it's the imperfections that intrigue.

I discovered your blog through Gillian's (congratulations on the print). I haven't read enough past posts to know your struggle, but You can and will create art. You already have. You already do. And I bet you do daily, although you might not recognize it yourself. Feel better as soon as is appropriate.

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