Thursday, February 4, 2021

Loving drawing

Kitchen stuff
Marker on sketchbook paper
5.5 x 8.5
Barbara Muir © 2021

The Month of Love certainly feels like a good turning point in the year.
Last night I had the fantastic idea of trying to draw 100 sketches in a day.
Possible? Yes if I worked for eight hours straight, and did a drawing every
4. 8 minutes, I could do it. But each drawing might be a scribble.  Still I
liked the idea.  At some point while I was sleeping reason must have taken
over. I woke up and thought, 'Really? What would be the point of that?'

The good thing about the whole idea was how excited I got about the self
imposed challenge.  It felt like this intense idea was a breakthrough. I
was so hyped by the concept.  This morning I talked to a friend, an artist
in The Netherlands, and she had drawn 8 beautiful drawings of cats in
one evening while she was watching TV!  What? So amazing.

But when reason took over for me I decided that it would be better to
just draw all day. I’d see what I got done, and devote as much time as
 I wanted to each drawing.  That turned out to be a great idea, but in a
day filled with delightful interruptions and other work demands, I did
not draw all day. I did draw, and hey -- I am happy because of my crazy
brain and its deliciously ambitious thoughts.

One Clementine with
dramatic dried leaves
Marker on sketchbook paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2021

Here are a couple of things I did. But I must say it was fun. 

Plate border
Marker on sketchbook paper
5.5 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2021

And that is creativity for you

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful drawings. I like that you let yourself take as long as needed to draw. I get impatient or if outside I get cold and hurry too much. Drawing is such a wonderful meditation when I forget to hurry. ;)

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

You could not draw outside in Toronto today -- very cold. I did go for a short walk,
but you could not stand still anywhere. I could of course, always take longer with most of my drawings. Sometimes that's better, and sometimes I go too far. Love your work!


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