Thursday, 14 November 2013

My mojo's back

It's taken ages for me to settle down after six years of studying at home. I've been faffing about, dipping into this, dipping into that, can't concentrate and generally lost my  mojo.

Unlike many of my fellow bloggers I'm not what you'd call a prolific quilter, crocheter or knitter. I do a little now and again but that's as far as it goes.

For several years I have been doodling and sketching with the idea that one day I'd like to create an art journal, logging my life - holidays, cooking, family, nature to name but a few.  Today I met up again with a lady who has just had published a non fiction book about her life sailing around Leigh on Sea. I am so in awe of her and told her that I would love to write - albeit an article, a column or even a book one day. I also said how I enjoy my sketching and art journalling as well as blogging, and she said "Pat you're halfway there and you're being very derogatory about yourself, you just have to go for it - don't think you might do it, just do it". So - I'm going for it.

 I get my inspiration from various books, the internet and You Tube. It's exciting and I'm enjoying the challenge. I'm only in the practicing stage at the moment with a few sketches here and there but from "little acorns" as they say.


 I was inspired a couple of years ago when I saw the work of my dear blogging friend Connie at Crafty Home Cottage  - take a look she's so talented.


I sometimes draw from photos I've taken


and it's giving me so much pleasure 


I took a photo of this picture hanging in the wall of a pub and then sketched it at home.


Well, after taking the plunge to post these, I've definitely got my mojo back 
and now keen to pursue it even more. 






28 comments:

  1. Your drawings are beautiful! I love them all. They have a very folk-arty feel to me. Thank you for sharing and keep on drawing, you have a real talent!

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  2. I remember that feeling well. It was only earlier this year, 2 years after finishing, that I got going again. Studying for a long while takes it out of you.

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  3. As someone who can't draw for toffee, I'm very impressed by these, Patricia.Now you've got your mojo back you need to work with it to achieve what you've obviously set your heart on. Good luck!

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  4. I say go for it Patricia. What have you got to lose? Those little sketches are beautiful and I would love to do the same. My mum and dad got loads of artists stuff with a view to taking painting/drawing classes which they have now passed on to me as they never got around to it. I am not very artistic but do like to try and copy photos etc. I would be thrilled if my paintings were as good as yours!

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  5. Yay, glad your mojo has returned :-) These drawings are just beautiful and I agree: "Carpe diem" - just go for it!
    Happy weekend
    Xx

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  6. Your pictures are wonderful, I hope you keep at it especially as it gives you pleasure.

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  7. Glad you feel inspired to start your journal. You have been busy drawing and painting - I love your last one of pea pods:)

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  8. Hello Patricia, I've loved reading your blog and am interested that you aren't very far away from me, either! I love the idea of sketching anything that catches the imagination and finding real pleasure in it. And creating an art journal of your life sounds a wonderful project!

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  9. Patricia, you can draw! So you are ahead of the game - I just find it so difficult to draw though I love to journal.You should just go for it - there are no rules in journalling, do as you please and don't worry about what others think. And you are right - Connie is incredibly talented, isn't she?

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  10. Hi Patricia, I love your sketches . . . your little green peas are my favorite. I was totally surprised when I saw that you made reference to my art journal, thank you, you're a sweetie pie :) You are a lovely artist and such a bright and charming soul . . . I can not wait to see what your future posts have in store for us.
    You Rock!
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  11. Oh my gosh Pat you have some serious talent!!! I love the peas!... They are my favorite! I'm so glad your Mojo is back... studying takes nearly every minute of every day so I know the displaced feeling... I can't wait to see more of your art journaling!
    I'm so excited for you!
    Tammy x

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  12. So wonderful, I wish I could draw.

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  13. Delightful - especially the peas - keep it up it's a great idea.

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  14. Your drawings are really lovely, Patricia. Combined with a journal I'm sure you'll find sketching very enjoyable. It's rewarding to do something creative like that which reflects the world around you and I can see your love of nature from your sketches. Enjoy!

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  15. These are great Patricia, I love the way that you just sketch everything around you. I would love to do an art journal- but really can't draw for toffee! Good for you for persevering and getting going:)

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  16. Hi Patricia - I am your Christmas cracker swap partner through Tracy's blog. (Mad About Bags). Please e- mail me - kimberley@atkinson.org.nz to swap addresses etc.
    Love your art work and I am just going back to study to complete my BA in history which was started 20 odd years ago!

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  17. Your art work is fantastic! What a great idea to combine it with your desire to write. I wish I had your talent for drawing. I am strictly limited to stick people, and even those end up rather lop-sided. :-)

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  18. Patricia your pictures are so lovely, I'm glad your mojo is back and you can enjoy creating more pictures.
    Sarah x

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  19. Patricia, I love all your pictures, the most the last one of peas! Have a nice and creative weekend!

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  20. Well done you ~ I would also love to do all those creative projects that I never make time force/ find excuses not to do. You have inspired me to just start.

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  21. I look forward to seeing some more of your artwork. It's lovely!!! Jx

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  22. I enjoy reading your posts Patricia. You write very well and to be able to create such lovely art is a bonus. Wishing you well with your endeavours. Who knows where it will lead!
    Happy days creating.
    Betty ox

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  23. Just stumbled upon your lovely blog your artwork is lovely - I'm glad your mojo is back x

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  24. Wow, these are beautiful Patricia. I'm always a little (Ok, a lot) jealous of people who can draw or paint as it's something I'd love to be able to do. You should definitely go for it. I'd love to see more of your drawings too.

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  25. Lovely posts and pictures. What talent - looking forward to seeing and reading more.
    Sarah x

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  26. These are beautiful works of art Patricia. I love the delicate peas with the curly vine. The Leigh author is right, just go for it! So glad you are finding your mojo :)

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  27. Lovely drawings, and it's good to have goals in life - good luck with your book.

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  28. Go for it, your drawings are wonderful, I'm looking forward to seeing more xxx

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