Thursday, March 01, 2007

Sleep




Sleeping becomes a preoccupation when you have a small baby, whether you are the mother, father or aunt. My children now know that if you fall asleep - or even if you don't - you're fair game to be in a sketch.

Here are some of my sneak drawings on unconscious people. Done in my Moleskine sketchbook with mechanical pencil.

3 comments:

Robert said...

Very compelling work. Something so intimate about watching someone sleep...

Mary said...

Jeanette, how wonderful to know that you have been with yoour grandaughter. From this moment on any news about her will bring you so much happiness.

I enjoyed the sleeping sketches so much as I so well know the feeling.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Robert. I agree, there is a great vulnerability and comfort being able to sleep when others are around to watch you.

Mary, the baby is sweet and I do miss her. Part of me wants to be there close by to watch her change over the days and weeks that disappear.