Been sketching at the iPad again – messing with the idea of a black background this time around! Another day with more time and energy I shall work on a bird some more… So I turned my hand to more of a patterned doodle…
I’ve been doodling again – on the iPad I confess, as opposed to pencil and paper! Another birthday approaches, so thinking about lettering for embroidery or paper based, I am as yet undecided. I thought it might be nice to make something to keep, perhaps to hang on a wall – toying with ideas.
Then I got to doodling my hand as I held the iPad, whilst studying art A Level (several moons ago now!) I became quite adept at this particular view, I used it to focus myself, practise my observation – never any good at faces, I quite enjoyed the angles and curves of a hand. This week at work I observed an art teacher discussing concentration with a group of intervention students. He talked about how important it is to look, let your mind relax and see – he talked of exercises he completes with his students and it got me thinking once more about how much I loved to paint particularly, and how proud I felt when I produced a still life entirely in pencil.
As begun earlier in the week and here finished at last! Full of news for my Mum. She’ll enjoy receiving this in a couple days time.
I’ll be seeing my parents in just a couple of weeks, and I’m looking forward to another week of relaxing and creating – and not doing the washing-up!
I’m writing this over a cup of tea and slice of soda bread (I had to make another loaf for breakfast today as we consumed yesterday’s very quickly!) – my cousin has left to return home furnished with a chunk of fudgy raspberry cake to enjoy with her husband and I have spent a little while organising dinners for the majority of the week (it promises to be a VERY busy one – more so than usual) and warding off the desire to nap by finishing up my letter to Mum with all the news of the week and weekend.
I am very happy to report that said fudgy raspberry chocolate cake is decidedly yummy – well worth a revisit, perhaps indeed for the birthday cake required next Monday.
The whole creative thing is pretty easy on a weekend, it’s the weeks which are a potential struggle, and I foresee this week being very much so – but I shall not be dissuaded from my purpose!
Today felt like a doodle day – first day back at work – something which required no thinking but just following where my hand leads. It’s been a long while since I drew something ‘proper’, having studied art at A Level I left it behind almost as soon as I’d completed the exam. In my head I can ‘see’ myself drawing, I just need to pick up a pencil and practice. Perhaps that’s something I’ll manage in my year of creativity.
Today’s #creative365 time had no aim other than the doodle. There’s no outcome meant for display or to gift to someone else. It’s literally just this moment. That’s ok. It’s all I needed.