Friday, 24 January 2014

Honestly, I really really can't draw

Following my last post about 'Heels Training', I have spent approx 10 hours in heels, most of that sitting down and today I woke up with my left knee complaining.
I read the comments regarding the heel post wincing, some of you have suffered and had injuries due to the perilous nature of them.  Today I wore flats and my knee is talking to me again.

I went to 'Art Appreciation' too.
It wasn't 'Art Appreciation'

I was prepared to look 'intelligent'

I had a notebook


I was a little excited


getting more excited


It's actually getting chilly here


So I wore my new Chazza armlets


Art Appreciation Class 

'Find something that appeals to you
I want you to make it in paper'
(no sellotape yet/allowed)
'then use the tissue paper' I chose green
'use the tissue paper in your piece'

I seem to have made an Asda carrier bag
I called it the 'Abomination'

Then I had to draw it
*I have contemplated leaving for a fag at this point*
'draw the edges' etc
'That's lovely'
it's not
I know I can't draw, it's f***ing Sh*t
I am a little fed up now and politely asked if we will be learning about art and artists
no, that is art history
F**k


I had another 'opportunity' to 'create something'

The very lovely young man next to me asked me what it is called
'Conclusion'
I can't draw


Another 'Conclusion'
Flats



So I am back on my quest
Learning about Art

and Vogue-ing
Madonna



Have a wonderful weekend!
have fun!!!!
stay warm/cool
see you next week 

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50 comments:

  1. Those boots look comfy!

    That art class seems hilarious/frustrating. It has been my experience that you need to choose something you actually want to draw in order to make it easier to draw. If I'm forced to draw something it is like having teeth pulled. I've been drawing for a long time and still consider almost everything I draw or paint absolute crap. I think that most artists think that of their work.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thanks Suzanne! they are super comfy boots, I think I will stick to looking at art and not trying to create it in future though! x x x

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  2. Oh you have made me laugh! If it's any consolation, Owen (Seldom Seen) has just looked over my shoulder and pronounced "Conclusion" to be "quite good really". Your sketch of the "Abomination"/Asda bag has a vaguely vulva-like quality about it... Was that intentional? I think it's a feminist critique of sexuality, shopping and over-consumption, through the medium of tissue paper.
    And if it's further consolation, I too would have assumed that Art Appreciation meant looking at paintings and sculpture and installations and talking about them, and the artists. Hey, what do we know? Bugger all, apparently.
    And you looked so chic and be-caped and ready for art action too! The boots are cool AND comfortable; work up to the heels gradually, you only need them now and again. Let your body go with the flow...
    Have a good weekend, Sandra! xxxx

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    1. I'm giggling at the "vulva-like" comment cos I was looking at vintage jewellery online yesterday and it was all starting to look a bit like that... oo-er.
      If you want to learn more about art and artists rather than how to make art, you could do a MOOC! http://www.mooc-list.com/ (it's a free online course). Or get some books from the library, natch.
      p.s. hello, this is my first comment! I like your blog, your writing style reminds me of Eloise :)

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    2. Thanks Curtise, Yes....ahem, it was meant to be vulva-esque, haha! I'm taking that description too and running with it!and thank you Owen too! and I'm glad it's not just me who was confused by 'art appreciation' x x x
      Thanks Mondagogo! and Hello and welcome! it's lovely to meet you, I will pop over today! thanks for the tips on learning,it's very helpful and who is Eloise? oooh I'm intrigued! x x x

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  3. Oh Sandra you do make me laugh, good on yer girl for the art i'm still giggling over the post,love the animal printed cape.
    Have a good weekend, love to you and your family love and kisses Les

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    1. Thanks Les! I think I can put 'my art' to bed now though! have a lovely week x x x

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  4. If in doubt just say it's an abstract representation of your emotions ... everyone will assume you are a brilliant genius with PMT.
    xxxx

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    1. Blooming good idea! and to be said with a serious face too hehe! x x x

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  5. Isn't Art Appreciation meant to be about appreciating great art not having a scribble of your own? Not that your lovely illustrations aren't wonderfully emotive, descriptive and evocative! Love your capelet and arm warmers - you are looking toasty warm and gorgeous. XXX

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    1. I know!! me too!! I can't tell you how confused I was when the tutor asked me to make it and I was sat next to a proper, genuine artist at the class too, I was mortified! x x x

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  6. god you are fabulous! i wish i could have come to the class with you, we may have wet ourselves laughing i feel! xxxx

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    1. Haha! yes! we would have been sent to the back of the class! x x x

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  7. I love you!!! You make me laugh, Art Appreciation my ARSE!! Did you say that, I would have said that. I love your conclusion but you can draw, there was not a stick person in sight. At least you were prepared, looking farking gorge in your animal cape and with your note book. Mums book of magical stuff indeed, I now want to see what is inside such a book??!!

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    1. I want you in my next class! it would be hilarious, my book of magical stuff offers so much and contains so little!! I should put a dirty poem in there or something hehe! x x x

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  8. I want those boots!

    You will grow to love your course, it's just all new to you at the momment and new things always seem abit awkward at first...stick with it. Perhaps you could do an Art History course after this one.

    You look lovely by the way, and did I mention, I want those boots!

    Have a fab weekend lovely Sandra xx

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    1. Thanks Yvonne! I'm not going back, next session is painting, sadly I can do walls and doors but that's it! we can share the boots, I'm trying to persuade the Eldest to loan me her Doc's!! x x x

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  9. You are both funny and admirable for at least trying! I think your Conclusion drawing is quite good. It doesn't have to look like something, but it does have nice details, lovely proportions and a compelling title!

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    1. Val, you are lovely! 'Conclusion' has been used in a useful manner and has my blog picture numbers on it, it lives on! x x x

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  10. I actually like your drawing. It reminds me of when I drew some draped towels in high school. Hard stuff! Also, you work capelets like no other, Missy!

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    1. Sonia you are too sweet! I do see a future for me and capelets though!! x x x

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  11. I wear heels for short distances, but ALWAYS wear boots for any ype of true walking.
    You are so beautiful and fun.
    I am uselss at drawing, so I never try any more.
    The girls are good,after their dad no doubt, lol
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    1. Thanks Sacramento! I think the heels are going to be a part time venture with me - and drawing is a no-no for me too, but I do admire your creativity and style so much, thankfully the girls have their Dad's brain, which has relieved me!! x x x

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    1. Haha! wasn't it? I nearly passed out! x x x

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  13. Hi beautiful! It takes courage to express oneself and I like your 'Conclusion'! Art is subjective u know :)) Super cute outfit. Stay warm!

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    1. You are so kind! and thank you x x x

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  14. drawing can be so frustrating i know, me too i hate every result when i grab a pencil lol
    but on the positive side you look great! i love your leoprint cape;)
    kiss,mary

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    1. Thank you! you do make such beautiful dresses, you are very inspiring! x x x

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  15. Wait, the second drawing looks nice, come on! You are a work of art dear, a born artist, with tons of charisma. You had the brain, someone else can draw for you! Big mistake - which I perpetrate - switching from heels to flats without midis in between!! Much love my dear Sandra!!
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    1. Coco, you are very lovely! and very kind too! x x x

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  16. I think you should go back, I liked both of the drawings, and the abomination is like some of the stuff you see in the Tate, who knows you could be rich and famous soon xx

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    1. You are very lovely Roxanne! I won't be going back though as next time is painting, without tuition! it'll only get worse! x x x

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  17. Oh yes i took one of those courses, but it was drawing lessons, it was hard very hard -but i managed at the end of the course to draw, believe or not! practice and practice and let yourself go that what the teacher told us - Don't think about it just to do it!
    But it's hard when you are not used to it -
    Heels rarely for me- I live in a city, lots of walking for me so i need sensible shoes
    But i found the perfect alernative - Platforms! I love platforms!
    Have you ever thought about platforms?

    Arianexo

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    1. I think I would have liked to be taught, sadly it was a bit like a toddler group! free form without any teaching! pah! Platforms sound like an excellent idea, I think I may need midi height though, I'm a little clumsy x x x

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  18. oh my!
    u have to keep trying! heels and drawing both!
    have a great week,
    s

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    1. I think heels, yes! but minimal usage! x x x

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  19. I'm all about flats! And it's awesome you're creating art!

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    1. Thank you! I do like a flat, and I think I'm going to stick at looking at Art! x x x

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  20. Great 1950s vibe!

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Hope! and it's lovely you stopped by x x x

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  21. I always suffered that I can't draw what I see in my mind. I know what I want, but I cannot bring it to life. Isn't it like with anything else - you have dreams, or you know what you should change or who you want to be...but it just doesn't come to life.
    I know how you feel.
    But it's great you can attend such classes! I would like too!

    Bisous!

    N.

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    1. Yes! definitely! a lot of my outfits are like that too, in my head they are lovely and the reality is often grim! I'm going to give the classes a miss though, sadly i am not being taught *sad face* x x x

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  22. Just stopped by to drop a kiss!

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  23. Dear thank you so much!! Your words are very sweets! You can folow me now! My blog was broken.... Sorry! Kissssss from Madrid!

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    1. Ooooh I'm popping over now! x x x

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  24. i like the 'create something'-thing. it looks cool. there a re different ways to express yourself and it doesn't has to be drawing. i studied arts and drawing was never my way to work ....

    love your leopard capelet. looks fabulous!

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    1. Thank you, I never thought about it like that, I do think if I need to find a new way of creating though, I kept 'borrowing' the selotape to try and keep it together, I know I'll find something though! x x x

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  25. You are so silly and I'd love to have been the person sitting next to you, we could have whined together. I think a lil more direction would have been nice:). Don't give up just keep trying different stuff, you will find your creative artistic voice in something I promise!
    Xxxxxoooo

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