This idea has fallen into a crack that had been forming in my brain and seems to have lodged there. Over the last few months, I have been thinking about my need to branch out and try a lot of different types of art other than fiber. As a result of these thoughts, I bought a spiral drawing book, a small selection of pens, drawing pencils and watercolor pencils (all on a clearance table at Walmart).
I did a few drawings about a month ago, but reading Terry’s blog convinced me to try to add something to the notebook on most days. I dont consider myself to be an artist in the classic sense and have found this a bit hard to do.
The first examples were inspired by Zentangle doodle art. (I love the quote on their website….”You can do anything…one stroke at a time”). The thing that I really like about this system was that you worked on a small scale (3-1/2 inch squares or circles). Here are some of the first doodles that I did…..
I didn’t pick it up again until this past weekend and I started with a doodle on a larger scale. In the green one, I dont like the border, but had started with it and didn’t want to get rid of it. I am pleased with the red one which is made up entirely of the same basic shape….a simple leaf……
I also tried a pencil drawing of a funky vase in our living room. Once again, it isn’t great, but I am glad that I tried it…….
Finally, today I pulled out the pastels that I have owned for over 2o years and had fun with a quick design. It was fun to do and I like the colors…..
Anyway, I hope that I can continue just by drawing at least one line in it each day. I’ll keep you posted on the results….it is always good to have someone checking up on you!!!