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Monday, May 14, 2018
Changing Rooms a Change of Weather
From Ben's Room, pastel on paper 16 x 16 cm
Another sketch wedged into my day. This time it was almost 4pm and I moved my easel to Ben's room. The light was gorgeous and I didn't take a photo of the scene when I began. (note to self, always take a before, during and after picture). The light cut ribbons across the grass. It was moving but I was nearly keeping up with it … that is until the fog rolled in and the light disappeared and everything flattened. I continued drawing because I hadn't solved the trees. There is more that I wasn't able to look at again and compare but suddenly it was nearly 6pm and what I was looking at was nothing like what I had started with.
I'm an artist-educator who uses imagery in all that I do, from painting, drawing, print-making and mail art to reflective journals around action research in schools. I believe in creating learning environments that are democratic, and collaborative where we are honest, open and caring.