Friday, January 10, 2020

Moving along -- the joy of working slowly

Black marker on bond paper
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020
(I may go farther with this but I think she's done --
I drew this from a 4 x 4 inch photo,
which is not ideal.  Apologies to
Chloé.  You were much more
I start teaching on part time on Monday nights on January 13,
the day I've read when most people abandon their
New Year's resolutions.  That made me laugh although
I'm sure it shouldn't.  Maybe instead of resolutions we should
just allow ourselves to enjoy the present moment.  That
sounds a bit formulaic too sometimes, but I like the idea.

I have really enjoyed working on this drawing, which is
a kind of test for a larger project.  I love the idea of
doing very large detailed marker drawings, but so
far I'm not entirely sure how to manage that concept.  I
can get very large paper, but have no desire to frame
large work.  I moved out of watercolour into acrylic
years ago, because the cost of framing was outrageous,
and I didn't have the time or energy to figure out how
to do my own framing.

Did you, or do you have New Year's Resolutions, and
how do they empower you?  I'd love to know.

Have an enjoying what you do day.

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