OK, I'm obsessed with a few things right now.
I can't wait to put my pencils down for a while and get into the inky goodness in these gorgeous little packs.
Sadly, it's going to have to wait a little while as I have a heap of deadlines for pencil work that I have to focus on.
But I'm doing my ink classes on Thursday nights, so I can be as inky as I like for those three hours. I've only had one lesson so far, and I'd forgotten how much fun dabbling in puddles of paint can be.
I wasn't really planning on doing a course in anything, but when I googled Anna Hoyle, one of my favourite Aussie artists, and discovered she taught an ink class - in the same street I work on - I just couldn't resist.
Here's my favourite piece of hers, from her Power Moai Pastorale exhibition that's on now in Sydney at Harrison Galleries.
I'm hoping some of that talent will rub off on me!
I also suspect she's going to be an appropriately timed influence as my second obsession right now is with obscure animals and I think ink drawings could be a good way to bring some cute little critters to life.
My current favourite is the freakish looking anteater. Seriously, what the hell is going on with this thing
I'm also quite enamoured with stoats...
My girls aren't going anywhere, but I would like to supplement my art with an extra dash of cute and furry.