Everyday Matters

In my last post I mentioned that I had found a daily sketchbook project that I have started.

I joined flickr when I first started blogging and have never really bothered too much with to be honest. However I have been going around all my old internet accounts and updating them, deleting old content etc and discovered they had made some changes, plus the app turned out to be a nifty too. So I decided to have a little look about and found the Everyday Matters group. I had already heard of Everyday Matters which was a bit of a sketchbook/journal movement started by Danny Gregory based on his memoirs but as I looked about this time I thought maybe this is something I should give a go to kickstart my sketchbook again.

So using the prompts by Danny Gregory for Everyday Matters I have now done a daily drawing for 14 days, I am pretty pleased with that, I am finding now that I am moving away from the prompts slightly but that is ok, I like to follow where my ideas go if that makes sense and will I think these prompts are a great way to get started again or get some inspiration if I get a little stuck.

So these are some of my drawings so far, the rest are on my flickr page:

Like I said yesterday I deviated a little and I have a different idea for today but we shall see how it goes.

It sure is nice to be in my daily drawing  sketchbook again 🙂

God Bless

Sketchbook · University

Uni work and creativeness

This week so far has turned out to be quite a creative one! I’ve done a fair amount of journaling and also some uni work which I want to share today. I was very dizzy last week so most of it was done last weekend.

Black ink using various things to make marks with

At the moment we are exploring mark making which has been fun 🙂 Using various things as inspiration much as words and images and looking at the many different ways to create marks such as block printing and rubbing using different mediums and things to make marks with like sticks and plastic forks.

Block printing using stuff from round the house

I still have a little more to do before we move onto stitching but its moving on nicely. Given me a few ideas for journal pages too 🙂

Graphite using words as inspiration

Dripping ink (a little Miro inspired this one)

Wet mediums

Blowing ink using a straw

This is all work in my sketchbook as the aim for this part of the course is to build up resource materials and sketchbook work as a basis for working from.


Making marks with collage

This isn’t all of it, there is actually quite a bit more, but I didn’t want to bombard you with any more with photos. 😉

I also started a crochet project last week not been able to work on it a whole lot but hoping to have it finished soon, if it works I think its going to turn out quite nice! I will make sure I share it once it is done 🙂

What creativeness have you been up to?