|Just playing with geology layer lines|
Sometimes it's easy to not actually hold a pencil or brush for days! Or dare I say it, weeks. In fact one of the biggest barriers to creative time is, ironically, having exhibitions. Exhibitions require a lot of behind-the-scenes prep work not only leading up to the show (like varnishing, bubblewrapping, putting strings on for hanging), but also during the show (emails to the gallery, visiting the show, sitting at the show for artist-run exhibitions), and then after the show (collecting or shipping, unpacking, storing, updating inventory counts).
|Brainstorming fixes for a painting gone wrong|
That idea intrigued me. While I loathe morning pages and every variation thereof, I rather liked the idea of doing art first thing after waking up. (but with coffee)
So I've set up a small drawing set on the table with my sketchbook to draw first thing every day. I'm only on day 18 of my new practice, but I like it. The first drawing is usually aweful and undirected. But doing it something usually comes to mind for the second one. Or I suddenly have an idea to play with an idea that is or isn't working in the paintings upstairs.
This gets my brain in creative mode from the get go, instead of admin mode from the get go!
So as part of my talent for over-sharing, I've decided to make my sketchbook a live project. Instead of the odd image shared on the blog or Facebook, I've re-opened my Tumblr blog so that you can find all the sketches, just images, daily, in one place.
|No rest for the wicked, drawing my duvet |
cover while ill with a cold
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