Thursday, February 28, 2008

A Different Direction

I am ALWAYS inspired by the artists whom I visit daily on their wondeful blogs. This inspiration prompts me to challenge myself or ponder introducing new elements into my own artwork.

Many years ago (before children) drawing was among my creative outlets. But I found that after the children arrived, I no longer had the 'quiet' nor 'lack of interruption' I seemed to need to work on a drawing. So I gave it up and concentrated on building a home for my family. Now that I have found my way back into the art world, I have wondered if perhaps some element of drawing could mingle with my collage work. Shall I add a drawn element to a collaged background? This line of thinking prompted me to dig up my old sketch book. Two of the following works were drawn twenty or so years ago (ouch!) from photos in an Audubon or Sierra Club calendar.


Inspiration photo by Keith Szafranski


Inspiration photo by Derek Hanson


And finally, a drawing of an old church we saw on our honeymoon in Bermuda.



So maybe sometime in the near future, I'll dust off my pencils and open that sketch book once again...all I need is some uninterrupted quiet.

© Nancy Lefko

6 comments:

sketched out said...

Oh wow! I sure hope you do dust off your pencils at some point soon! I'd love to see more drawings from you. These are fantasmigorical! (sorry, got a little carried away there)

You multi-faceted, talented lady, you!

claudine hellmuth said...

these are wonderful!! keep sketching!!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Nancy...your illustrations are amazing and I definately think you should keep drawing...wow!

and I like the idea of adding your sketches to your collage work...

Thanks for the great visit on my blog and the thoughts and prayers for my Grandfather...I feel so powerless to help him....but you're so right about having family to support eachother through anything...

as always you brighten my day...

Cheers,
Diana

enigma said...

wow, your drawings are amazing! please keep on drawing.

studio lolo said...

Well look at you!!! Thanks for sharing another side of you. It may be lost for now, but I'm sure with this talent, more drawings will emerge ;-)

DesigningFairy said...

beautiful feel to your drawings; I think it is a wonderful idea to combine the drawings with the collage. Love to see what evolves...