Well, tonight the power was out for 12+ hours, which meant we started a fire in the front room before it got dark, ate fruit and peanut butter for lunch because there was no way we were gonna open the fridge at all, picked up fish & chips for dinner, and ate in the glow of the fire, with the pups..talking and singing songs like “Run Rabbit Run”, “Lilli Marlene”, humming “Girl from Ipanema”, the theme from “To Kill a Mockingbird”, and some various R.E.M. tunes.
Cam got bored before 8 pm, so settled under the covers with the radio to listen to the footy. I stayed out in the front room with my walkman and watched the fire. About an hour later the power went on. (The service guys had a major emergency a town away, and afterwards came over and fixed our line, which a tree had fallen on because of a storm last night.)
So for the rest of the night I finished my 30 day grid drawings. The squares are 1.5″ x 1.75″. The mediums include ink, pencil, watercolour, coloured pencil and acrylic paint. (Some include mixtures of these.) Here are the 2 halves of the grid:
As you can probably see, there are ones that are done with effort, and those which are just “filler” patterns. I hated to leave any empty squares. I had stopped drawing after the 1st six, then came back to it half-way through the month..filling in some previously skipped days. (Marked these with stars and the real date). Let it go again till this last week, when Danny Gregory asked on the yahoo group how things were going. So that launched me into a last-ditch effort. I’m satisfied really. It was fun, I completed it without forcing anything, and I did things like experiment with mediums, calligraphy, and subjects.
These 6 details are some of my favourites:
Well, it’s way past time for sleep..yes, Aunt Beth..I really DO keep those kinds of hours. Not on a regular basis, but I was definitely a night owl in college, so sometimes I find myself falling back into old habits. It also has to do with creativity and when inspiration strikes.