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sheep drawings

Everybody is very keen to hear how this fascination with portrait drawings of sheep began.. Let’s just say: Haruki Murakami was a big inspiration. Have your read his book: “A Wild Sheep Chase”? It somehow formed the literary soundtrack for my second journey to India. Part surreal, part real.

Sometimes I sit and work / Draw in Cafés

  I have several commissions to finish drawings for and am running a little behind schedule. I blame the unconventional life for this. We lived in a wild house in Oakland for some time, with a landlord and landlady who were full of life while we were slumped, lacking sleep and therefor energy. It isn’t always easy to rent only a room and try and confine an adult life into this small space. Less easy to do this with two lives. I have lived on my own in a huge apartment that I used to call my castle for over 10 years before relocating to a smaller but warmer apartment instead. Now suddenly we lived in a room. Naturally this created challenges and I have to admit I didn’t succeed in overcoming those challenges as much as I would love to tell you that I did. So now we are house sitting for a family who are on holiday for a whole month and whose pets and plants have needs that require house sitters to …

Preparing Drawings to Post

Last Import-6, a photo by Birgit Deubner on Flickr. This process always takes much, much longer than I make allowances for. Cutting the mount card, finding the right photo corners (a 3 hour mission of cycling around the city yesterday was needed before I got lucky), then the packaging: Why does it take 60-80 minutes to wrap 4 packages? I really need to find a better way because this is eating into my making drawings time and I can’t imagine how I can keep on top of punctual postage if I was to offer all my drawings for sale at once.. It’s like keeping a box of ants and fleas under control. I have a new plan, which is to list half of my drawings from this still ongoing series on ebay and make the other half available on Etsy. It is a way of allowing people to buy ‘now’ instead of waiting for the ebay bids to conclude and at the same time will help me get feedback on Etsy, I hope. I really …

Time a Double Headed Beast … Penny Drawings Sale

Time a Double Headed Beast … Penny Drawings Sale, a photo by Birgit Deubner on Flickr. Today’s new listing for my project of Penny Drawing Sales in Ebay: You can buy all Penny Drawings in my Ebay Shop or in Etsy after the Ebay listing expires. http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?item=251314363415&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_ssn=birgit_75&_ipg=25&rt=nc http://www.etsy.com/shop/over7seas