In the Dark
This week I have mainly been going to weddings again. I have also been thinking about dyslexia, my dyslexia that is. I feel that problems with communications (listening, writing, reading and speaking) which indicate dyslexia are symptoms of wider issues with processing difficulties. The more I want to do with my life (with out running out of mental spoons*) the more sophisticated coping strategies I have to develop. So I’m starting on the lists…
But on to the Art…
This wedding reception was held in a very fine garden with some serious topiary. I have drawings, which my father did. On this visit I had the opportunity to draw the hedges in the dark.
As well as the wedding party I was thinking about these hedges before I arrived. I made attempt at them in the afternoon which was nothing special, but later in the dark and drizzle I had another go. Most things were in shadow save the edges where the light and the tiny yew leaves made strong marks.
the next day I had a bit of a play. first of all working out the lay out of the hedge and its cupolas which are bigger than one thinks. then it was a case of using the materials I had to hand and see what resulted.
An finally here’s a photo to give you an idea of all the things i’ve left out.
There is a temptation when one has found a satisfactory solution to a problem to keep working over the same thing. I like this approach of strong contrasts now I’ve got over the hurdle of one making line drawing, but I know it’s not suitable for everything.
Hopefully now the short wedding season is over for the moment, I’ll be able to spend some time planning my planning this week.
* When I first came a cross some one talking about Spoons I wasn’t really sure what they were talking about beyond not having enough energy or personal resources to do what is needed. Here is the original explanation about living with a chronic illness. So I suppose I’ve finally got enough spare metal spoons to begin to work out how to get more, or use the ones I have more wisely.
If anyone has any suggestions or tips they would be most welcome.