the big draw

i hadn’t been to a big draw event for a few years. this year came at a time when i really needed to be amongst people.

the event was held at karina goodman’s studio 61 and hosted by ruth gray. ruth gave me a lift to the venue and we were both greeted by a smiling karina.

ruth had a wide selection of drawing implements and i have to admit to enjoying the opportunity to work with different means of making a mark.

i rejected drawing something representational.   at the moment i’m exploring abstraction.


i spent the first hour with pencil and the second colouring in what i’d drawn.

in total there were 5 of us drawing.  there was good conversation too.  i was happy to listen while drawing with the odd interjection of something that i could add to the conversation.  we all created very different drawings.


after 2 hours i felt uplifted from my experience.


below is a detail of the image i drew.


see the whole image here


the big draw is an annual event and i recommend it as something to go along and be part of.