Saturday, May 7, 2011

Seven Days and Counting

Still struggling to get out of my drawing slump, I've been perusing the many wonderful artist blogs I visit. One of these great bloggers wrote about the benefit of drawing everyday for thirty days even if all you could muster was a scribble. I wish I could remember whose blog it was! If you read Drawing Breath and recently posted about drawing for thirty days in a row, please, let me know and I'll give credit where credit is due.

All that being said, I read the post and decided to give it a go. May 1 was the start day. So while I'm not officially part of the Every Day in May group I guess unofficially I am. I'm easily distracted, as the piles of ongoing projects in my studio prove, but I'm bound and determined to do this. (Please note, I waited a week to see how really bound and determined I might be before posting about it! LOL)







9 comments :

  1. I love these! You are going to give us pleasure as well if you keep it up... Thank you for drawing and posting these;-)

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  2. So happy to see you sketching a bit -- and to find another Sharks fan!!

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  3. Wonderful goal and a great start. I started quick journal sketches daily in Jan 2006 and haven't stopped. Some nights I'm so tired, I sketch a rubber band or paperclip and that counts in my scheme. But I have great joy looking at my shelf of sketchbooks and can amuse myself and really enjoy looking back over my life, day by day.

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  4. Barbara, your sketches are wonderful. I think everyone goes through slumps now and then. I suppose doodling is a way to keep your hand moving even if your heart isn't currently in it. My college roommate knew Charles Schulz, and he said an artist needs to draw every day, even if it is only with his or her finger in the air. :) I can do that!

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  5. Yay, you are doing it! Keep up the good work. I especially like the brush drawing. I keep waiting to use my good brushes for when I am good enough - really bad attitude. Hope you try yours out soon.

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  6. Thank you, all. I really appreciate your encouragement!

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  7. Barb- I love your art! Glad I found your blog, and hope you continue drawing every day! This isn't the exact quote you are looking for, but here's a favorite posted on my blog:
    "Do not fail to draw something everyday, for no matter how little it is, it will do you a world of good." - Cennino Cennini

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  8. I love these vignettes into your day! What fun! I also love the way you layout your drawings on the page ! Not in the center !

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