Thursday, July 12, 2012

drawing-a-day

drawing-a-day: 1-7 juillet

i have
been absent here
because
i have
not been
feeling creative.

i decided
to finally do something
about that
to kickstart
my creativity again...

lisa solomon
did a
drawing-a-day
project
a long while back.
i was
very inspired by it.

i always meant
to do the same
thing myself
but,
as usual,
never got around
to it.

recently
she
started it again.
this time
i will do it,
i thought.

that was in march.

well,
i like to start things
at the beginning
of the month...
so it took me
until july
to get myself in motion.

i am not
a trained artist
but
i want
to become
better at
drawing.
daily practice
is one way
to do that.
i was
hesitant because
i am rarely
pleased
with what i draw
(especially coming
from a family of artists)
but i was motivated 
by this post
and these words:

"... i am reminded 
that sometimes 
i make 
REALLY CRAPPY 
drawings... 
it's okay
to make mistakes
and 
hate what you've done."

the goal is
simply to 
do it daily.

i will
try it for a month
and see how it goes.
hopefully
i can make a regular
habit of it.

i allow myself
no more
than 10 minutes
per drawing.
otherwise
there are no rules.

week 1:
01 juillet: wooden egg cup (pencil)
02 juillet: grappa glass (ballpoint + white out)
03 juillet: feather (pencil)
04 juillet: slice of a tree branch (ballpoint + white-out)
05 juillet: pear (pencil)
06 juillet: same pear next day (ink)
07 juillet: heath mug (pencil)

. . . . .

okay.
next up
finish something
knitted
and
make a mobile.

stay tuned.

xo

2 comments:

Beth said...

The drawings are lovely, but I was most interested in seeing how your fingers peeked into the shot in different ways each day.

lisa s said...

yay !
but you are making those amazing journals/diary for vee. those are SO creative...

but back to this. yay. i bet you a million dollars your drawing will "improve" - but it's great to start. love the feather....
hope you can keep it up... i'm behind on posting the drawings... oops.