Sunday, 8 January 2012

January Windows


I thought I'd add a bit of variety to my post today, not just pages from my sketchbook.  But I will start off with one inspired by the long gone stained glass windows which once decorated our house.  I loved them, but the frames were so rotten we couldn't open any of them so they had to go.  Somewhere I have a good set of photographs I took before they were removed, but I cannot find them,  just a couple of snaps which gave me enough detail to do this. The diamond pane rubbing was made on the front door which we were able to keep, but no coloured glass.




Keeping on the window theme - this is the large window in my workroom, which was once the garage.  It was a very small garage and this wall is taken up with window and radiator - not a lot of storage space - hence a crammed window sill and cardboard boxes.

This is the business end of my workbench - the computer is at the other.  I have been trying out my soft pastels.  I was rather pleased with my first attempt of my little owl paper weight, but managed to spray it with repositionable mount spray instead of fixative - no please - don't say anything!  The second one is okay, but lacks some of the spontaneity of the first.  My soft pastels are rather old and seemed to have dried out and are extremely crumbly.  I'm not sure I am ready to invest in a new lot at the moment.



And finally here is me sitting in front of the computer, which cleverly took the picture of me holding my camera and with Marvin sitting on the conservatory chair which was brought in on a temporary basis, but has become a fixture since he loves to sit on it and give me creative advice.

I seemed to have acquired a new batch of followers in the last month - welcome and I am extremely flattered.  I did say I would arrange a give-away when I reached 150 followers, but the number has grown to over 160, so I must get organised, I haven't forgotten.

Do have a good week,
Jill


12 comments:

marigold jam said...

What a shame you had to get rid of those lovely stained glass windows but at least you have the art work instead now! Marvin is like Tom who has taken to sitting in "his" place on the little table in our conservatory - not sure how we'll manage when it's a bit warmer because we often eat off that table when the weather is better (no heat in the conservatory) Well don now you have so many followers. Why wouldn't you - your blog is always interesting.

Su said...

Ooh, I do love a nose at other people's workspaces! I have to ahve 3 chairs in mine, 1 for me and 1 each for a cat!

Anesha said...

Love your little furry helper. Great owl paintings. :)

Clare Wassermann said...

You made me laugh about the spray....just the kind of thing I'd do! I have started my January diary with the squares - thank you - it feels so unburdensome. Xxx

Jane said...

It's always nice to see where other people work - wish I had a Marvin to help me too!

Printed Material said...

Your workspace looks like you DO something in it Jill and that can't be bad. I love the idea of Marvin giving creative advice. Is he available for consultancy?

flutterbycrafter said...

Love the stained glass window sketch and it's always nice to have a nosey round other peoples workspace xx

Ali H said...

Hi Jill
fun to see your work room - and good to know mine isn't the only room with boxes of stuff !
Fun to see "Marvin the Muse! too
I have enjoyed seeing your sketchbook over the past few weeks since I found your blog & am trying to keep a creative book myself & have also joined in the 366 Book of days too - I need to just let go & draw things & not worry that I have never drwn in the past ! best wishes Ali in Wales

Menopausalmusing said...

A wonderful workspace - at least you dare photograph yours! Marvin looks like a king sat there ;O)

Anna said...

It's lovely to see your creative area and it made me smile, we all do things like that!! Your cat could be Cat Consultant to Crafters!

Emma said...

Wonderful space & great to 'see' you, too! My dog comes in with me & drives me mad leaving bits of chewed paper over the floor, well, the pieces I can just about bear to throw away that is! Thanks for your lovely words ;)

Linda said...

What a lovely photo of you Jill...and the lovely Marvin in the background (looking very much like my Peachy ;-)
You say the computer took the photo? Whoa...I won't even go there!

Shame about the stained glass...it looks beautiful. But at least you have photos and your lovely artwork to remind you.