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-- 17 November, 2005 --

The Artistically Undiscovered


One of the mailing groups that I tend to lurk about in, The Drawing Club, has set up a reading group. Each month the members vote to decide which book that we will read and discuss. When the voting began for October's book my particular choice, like the hare, was ahead at the beginning so I ordered it from Amazon, confident that it would be the one. Wrong! Another tortoise can streaking past and my book was left in the dust.

Never mind ... life goes on. There is a broken husband to visit, a mother-in-law not to neglect, two jobs to work 13 hour days at and a Number Two Son to supply with groceries and talk to for a tiny window of time each day.

The month is almost up and the members of the group are beginning to think about what we should do in November. But this week I pretended to be an Visual Arts teacher and went to the Art Gallery of NSW with a Year 7 excursion - they always need extra bodies and I love to go on VA excursion. I escaped from the kids for a little while when they were with the gallery education officer and went into the bookshop. This is NEVER a good move because I ALWAYS spend money and I ALWAYS spend too much. There on the shelf was the book that I was supposed to be reading and commenting on in October.

So hey! guys! Wait for me! I am only up to the first exercise in the book but give me a couple of days and I might be able to catch up.

By the way, the book is Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered by Quentin Blake and John Cassidy. It is cute and encouraging and you get two pencils and a drawing pen with it so that you have no excuse not to do the exercises in the book. If you are interested, you can find it on Amazon here.

Posted by robynls at November 17, 2005 12:50 PM

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Shucks Robyn I can't even stay awake trying to read my books and they continue to stack up and now all my bookmarkers are in use. (and the end of the month I will have a cataract removed and doubt I'll be in front of this monitor either). :-)

Posted by: Bonnie at November 18, 2005 1:00 AM

glad to see you at EDM...

i've enjoyed the exercises ... i am on page 47 & still think it is cute.

yep - i love the pen

be well be strong, read when ya can

Posted by: patty at November 18, 2005 2:26 AM

Very beautiful and creative artworks you have!! Great idea!

Posted by: Alina at December 9, 2005 11:48 AM

Hello Robyn, I'm making a short film and I'd love to make contact - ASAP. Can't seem to find an email address here. Would you be able to email me please? Love your artwork!

Posted by: Alison at December 17, 2005 10:12 AM

Robyn, you haven't been visible on EDM at all, and I see that you haven't updated your blog either. Couldn't find an email address, so thought I'd say here that I hope you and yours are okay. I miss your voice in the EDM group!

Posted by: Nancy at January 24, 2006 9:38 PM

Hey Robyn -- I just dropped by to see how you were doing. Things must be a bit difficult right now, or we would have seen something here -- I'm thinking of you and wishing you the best.

Posted by: Linda at January 25, 2006 1:06 PM

Hi Robyn,
Thanks for the info and illustration you put on about the book. Think I'll get it too. I'm new to the Drawing Club and looking forward to more reviews. Have to look back at the archives, if they have one.

Posted by: Donn at February 20, 2006 2:22 AM

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