Whilst returning to work on body drawings I have also been following up on medicinal botanical herbs that I became interested in, by the discovery of what I thought was a voracious weed at the bottom of the garden! Described by the Guardian as one of those that have come from overseas in Public Enemy No 1 This continues to lead to further drawing and some print making, so far I have identified my plant as Petascites Fragrans or Winter Helitrope and have been sent to the site of Giant Petasites Hybridus (Butterbur) by a local botanist, the Giant is a native, so less problematic . I hope to return to do further drawings for print making on Saturday.
Much of my time devoted to the unpacking chore and making a new homehard work that is every now and again exciting. A back garden with a blank sheet, but a strawberry bed at the side.
university virtually finished for the year, one optional tutorial tomorrow.
the decision that the top floor is a studio in the making, which is what attracted me to this house and the potential of Frome for artist in the making;this has all happened later on for me.
This drawing of a differnt subject than usual bodies, came about on a lovely day spent with Irene at Timsbury on pastel workshop with Caroline Kibble. Lots of advice re paper which I shall find particularly useful. We all created very different images.