Red ochre revolution

It's impossible to put an exact date on when art emerged in prehistory, especially since we don't know if the first attempts were on rock, or some other, less enduring medium, such as wood, bone, in the dirt, or even on the skins of the makers. At best we know ancient people were using ochre … Continue reading Red ochre revolution

Great Southern Land

I acknowledge the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia and pay my respects to their elders, past and present, and extend my respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. I've been spending quite a bit of time re-acquainting myself with, and journaling about, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural history. Aboriginal … Continue reading Great Southern Land

Do what you love; love what you do

I'm loving working in this sketchbook. Of course, the subjects are engaging, personally significant and keep me interested and motivated, but I also like the no fuss approach of limiting colours and not worrying about "ruining" an expensive sketchbook (this is an economical brand from my local office supply store). Most pages have sepia ink … Continue reading Do what you love; love what you do

Art prompt: Back to beginnings

Coloured pencil and ink go well together, especially in sepia. I decided to test them out in a sketchbook by sketching some artefacts - things that got me started in archaeology and human prehistory that still inspire me. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Catalhoyuk was a game changer for me when I first read … Continue reading Art prompt: Back to beginnings