Friday, April 25, 2008

The Friday Archives


Claire at Loobylu has started a really neat blog project, "The Friday Archives". This is such a great idea and makes for an easy post too. A quick look through one of my sketchbooks on hand turned up this sketch from probably 1997. It was a sketch of what came to be an etching (can't seem to find any of that right now, hopefully soon).
I love the idea of this project as it will give a glimpse of how individual artists' styles have changed over the years as well as (most likely)adhered to a similar sense of theme or distinction.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How cool! I like your handwriting and note making style- was that part of the drawing or actual notes for later reference? Seems like this kind of thing would be helpful too if you ever felt blocked- you can boil down to the most important elements by seeing what you still respond to in older pieces.
-Shannon

when skies are grey said...

Shannon!!
Your question actually made me remember more clearly--I'm pretty sure the assignment was to drypoint etch (w/ the metal scribe tool) the entire metal plate. In order to get your highlights or lighter parts you had to come back with a burnishing tool and smooth down the etched parts. So the notes (I think) were to remind myself where I'd be trying to attain a mid-grey.
Thanks for asking Shanney, it makes me want to print again.

Cara O'Sullivan said...

I can just imagine a retrospective publication/exhibition.

- 'The Early Years' is obviously a very beautiful chapter.

Hope you find the etching!

kimberley said...

What sweet words Cara, thank you.