Saturday, February 20, 2010

Life drawing

The last few weeks have been taken up by repairs to my century-old house and after living on a dusty and disordered building site for a while I rebelled and took myself off to a "life drawing" class in Piketberg. It was great fun and the v ery short (3-5 minute) poses took me back 60 years, to when I used to sketch the fast-moving animals at the zoo, as training for the hand and eye.
Eventually we were allowed a couple of 15-minute poses. I came away refreshed and ready to clean up after the builders - and very aware that my elderly muscles have developed a will of their own and need a lot more practice.