Soaking up lots of inspiration lately. So, even though exhausted after a long and busy weekend, I did a sketch tonight. I did take my sketchbook over to Mum and Dad’s on the weekend, but didn’t do any drawings. It was fun visiting and I really didn’t feel like doing artwork. I did do a couple of half hearted dog sketches on Thurs though:
Not sure if it’s better to do half hearted drawings, or none at all? Well, I guess it’s always better to draw than not to..I’m still getting back into the habit, and it doesn’t always come easily.
One thing is the fact that there is still clutter about that depletes my energy. So, I’m going to have a think about the best consistant way to tackle that without feeling overwhelmed.
Here’s my craptacular “before” sketch of the bookcase in the office, and tomorrow I’ll clean the bookcase and sketch the “after” version when I’m actually awake enough to care about putting some life & color into the sketch!
I’m also going to start up daily walks again, which Cameron suggested would help my energy, as it was working wonders last year. Perhaps this is a good time to try “Vein of Gold”, by Julia Cameron, again. Lately, I haven’t been the best about morning pages (3 pages of fast writing in the morning) and I find they really help me to meditate, get centered, set goals and clear any confusion. They also produce some memorable and strange dreams! Morning pages, an artist date per week (time alone to find inspiration by doing something special or going somewhere) and walking are the 3 main tools in this book to help get creativity going. The 1st of April would be a good point to start. Perhaps I’ll stop this habit of being negative about my art! I just realised that, despite my lack of effort or concentration while drawing, these sketches are important and don’t need to be judged.
On a hella good note: It’s raining!!!! YAY! And I got some pansies and impatiens at Bunnings today! Double YAY!!
p.s. Kaffy and Zach!!! WOW! AWW! YAY!! Yiddle baby foot!!