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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Looking Down on the Garden
View from Katy's Room, pastel on paper, 16 x 16 cm
I was determined to fit a drawing into my day today and as I was getting dressed I realised I have never drawn from an upstairs window. It was 8:30 am and the shadows made sharp diagonals and that appealed to me. There were reflections on the glass to contend with and I had to sit down to avoid the window frame obscuring my view… I always stand. It felt complex as I worked but I tried to think about the rhythm of light and not to get too bogged down with naming things.
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.