I have no affiiation with her; I just love her work.
So I've been spending a lot of time with pencils, paper and ink lately. I know I posted a couple of these last time, but here's the whole story.
On the last day we learned to create a lovely circular design that could be adapted for use in greeting cards, invitations, thank you notes.... I goofed up the lines in the center on this one, but the beauty of her technique is that you copy the original design using thin paper so you can change the details if you want!
So, since the course ended, I have kept up with the drawing, and have been following along in the book to gain skills she didn't have time for in the 10 days we had.
I loved this little drawing I did during some down time at work so much...
...I colored it right away!
A lot of days are just practicing different basic components, or trying new designs.
|combinations of flowers and leaves|
I tried a full page drawing the other day. When I traced it, I realized I had left a sort of path through the middle. (OOPs- sideways. My photo editor and I are having disagreements lately. Sorry)
Think you could never draw pictures like these? I did too.
A week or so after the course ended, she announced she was going to attempt to do the world's largest drawing as a way to inspire everyone to pick up a pencil and draw something . She asked Instagram followers to draw on post-its as a way to show support for her. These are the ones I did.
She succeeded! On November 18, in 12 hours, she drew a picture over 5,000 square feet.
I should be knitting socks, or Christmas gifts. But for now, I'm enjoying my daily doodling time. Like the coloring, it is meditative and relaxing.
I am grateful for:
A new pastime that is giving me great joy.
The beast is almost finished!! (Stay tuned)
A day with my BFF.
Any day I wake up without a headache.