Thursday, July 17, 2014

Branching Out

I’ve started sketching and it makes me feel like a kid!!

Drawing just for the sake of drawing.

I used to do that a lot as a child.

But then we go to school and “art” gets all “judgy” and “graded”

and honestly it sucks some of the joy out of it.

I remember painting a swan on water and it’s reflection….I thought it was beautiful….my teacher,

not so much….I was so bummed….yes, I still remember that day.  Sad, huh?

My age….I’m thinking junior high.


This is something I’m doing for me.

I’m sketching in ink, that way there is no going back and trying to make it “better”.

For me this is an exercise in creativity and just getting back to the bare bones of art for the soul.

Art and creativity for self.

Making myself smile on the inside.

I’m trying to do one sketch a day.

With Buzzbee being my little invalid, I missed a few days, so I did a couple of sketches Wednesday night.


My first sketch I did while sitting in my car waiting to go to work…..


My sketchbook is about as big as my hand….small….I like that….not too intimidating!

This next one I did in the kitchen, then went back a few days later and filled it in with soft pastels.


Okay, my perspective is wonky on the next one, but that is why I want to sketch some everyday….for the joy

and the practice. I like how the pastels from the previous page have rubbed onto it.


A little poolside vignette….the weather here has been glorious, so my next few sketches were done outside.


Again, another glorious evening…..sketching outside (2 sketches)


Not much ink pen on this one….mainly just pastel.


Yes, I’m still rug hooking, but sometimes I just need immediate gratification and it’s fun to explore

something that I haven’t done in a really long time.

1 comment:

  1. How is Buzzbee doing? Need to see update of your front porch!


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