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-- 18 February, 2005 --

Everyday Matters Lamp Challenge response

lamp.JPG The Everyday Matters group issued a challenge this week to draw the lamp on your desk. My desk doesn't have room to have a lamp in amongst all of the computer stuff laying around.

This lamp lives in our loungeroom. It actually isn't an oil lamp at all. It is a sculpture made from a piece of turned wood for the base and the chimney of an old oil lamp on the top. I bought it years ago at an art show when I lived on the far north coast of New South Wales. During a blackout, while we were away on holidays, Number Two Son decided to improvise by putting a candle into the lamp.

This drawing also breaks the drought that I have been experiencing with some new soft covered Moleskin sketchbooks. Finally I have managed to make messy marks on one of the nice new clean pages. There is no going back now.

Posted by robynls at February 18, 2005 10:10 PM


Nice drawing to start your new book with. :-) Makes a nice candle lamp!

Posted by: Maggie Wallace at February 19, 2005 12:22 AM

Great picture. There's nothing like breaking in a new blank book, especially with a drawing that comes out so well!

Posted by: pseudo at February 20, 2005 5:56 AM

Ah yes, get that first mark down on the paper. I did just that yesterday with some girlfriends. Only my model was of mushrooms. I have to say, a bit of anxiety came up but I carried on and now I have a sketch of my own mushrooms.

Posted by: mz. em at February 21, 2005 4:59 AM

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