Thursday, November 13, 2008

out of the blue

From this;
To this;
For this;

You are probably sick to the back teeth of me drawing school desks, I know I am. But, I thought I'd share this with you. I was invited to contribute to this Urban Art exhibition by creating a piece of work on a piece of cardboard. It's all in aid of Cardboardshelter, a charity that raises funds for The Big Issue.
Drawing on cardboard was something of a revelation to me. I have only ever drawn on white or cream paper before. I loved using the brownish background, it has opened up host of possibilities, and is something I will do more of.
Oh, this is my 300th post! Surely, that can't be right?

24 comments:

Kathleen said...

Oh wow, Andrea, that is too cool!!! And look, you're the only person identified by (full) name on the poster. Wow, you must be famous now ! (You already are on Flickr, of course! :).

moreidlethoughts said...

You've done it again!

Margaret Ann said...

Congrats on a great piece of art for a terrific cause...and the big "300" to boot! WOOHOO!

Felicity said...

Congrats Andrea, it's wonderful exposure for your work! I love reading all your doodles and the perspective on the legs is just amazing!

Pippa said...

300 posts? Congratulations! I love this drawing - love the doodling, love the legs and it's on cardboard - even more brilliant! Wish I could go to that exhibition. It sounds cooool. I'm sure your work will go down a storm.

Stephen Hall said...

This is brilliant. An extension of the 'found pen' approach applying it to a piece of cardboard and creating magic. For me this is true art. Keep doing these things!

Craft Junkie said...

Awesome! You never fail to amaze me with your eye for detail, your perspective, but mainly with your unbelievable talent. You go girl!
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

Genine said...

congrats on the 300th post!!! Your drawing is awesome (love the school desks) The fact that it was for a charity even better. Love to see great work doing great things for a community.

Sherry said...

Cardboard, eh? I like the dark ground, too. Congrats on being chosen to participate in a good cause. The former school teacher in me hopes you aren't defacing desks anywhere, though your drawing is fascinating.

Amy Sperry Faldet said...

When your children's book comes out, will you let me know so I can get a few copies? I can't wait. Blessings.

Caroline Hancox said...

wow, just discovered you, i really like your style, think i will be visiting here often!

rrARTz said...

congratulations! your work is amazing and i look forward to it!

Sandy said...

Oh I could Never get tired of your work - AMAZING piece of cardboard.Fabulous submission to such a cause. and I am looking forward to the next 300!

Judybec said...

what a beautiful piece of art for a wonderful cause! This has such depth --ALL your drawings are fabulous! congrats on your 300th post--WOW!

Sandy Maudlin said...

What a great cause to support. Love your work.

Jackie said...

Congrats on your 300th post!
Love the drawing!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, everyone.

I can't quite believe that this is the 3ooth post. Quite unbelievable. I'm not sure that I'd ever got to 300 if it wasn't for the support and encouragemnet that I get from all you guys. Now I know that I'll be drawing forever. Thank you ALL.

suzanne cabrera said...

Gulp! I love it and can assure you that we'll never get tired of these drawings.

Barbara Weeks said...

Congratulations on your good work- both artistic and charitable! Happy 300th!

joseph's art and stuff said...

more great work, love it! wish i could attend, but i live on the other side of the big pond... thanks for the visit and comments as well.

Rachel H said...

Another great picture - love the socks! You've got such a way with detail.

I do a lot of acrylic work on cardboard actually - I love the way it grabs the paint. It's a wonder I don't have a ton of backless sketchbooks around. Oh hang on, I do...

kelly said...

I love it. Both the art and the cause.

Congratulations!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, lovely people.

frida said...

What a fabulous concept for a show and a cause.