Just before Christmas I came upon a small book called 'My Year in Small Drawings by Matilda Tristram. There is lots of sound advice on making the effort to draw frequently, and I am trying to do one or two tiny sketches each day. It is more or less working - some days I forget so I make it up on others.
There are hints and suggestions for topics throughout the book, but I have decided to draw what interests me most though when I run out of ideas the hints are useful.
I started on 23rd Dec. by drawing my coffee mug, carriage clock and wrist watch. Sometimes I will copy something from a photograph or book, or just draw my hand or a shoe - anything within reach.
Each page in the book is divided into 4cm squares which is not too daunting, and there are 12 squares on each page. I aim at filling three squares every day. I am already starting to want more space, (which seems to be a good sign), and also wanting to add colour. So far I have been using a very fine pen and putting up with the wrong lines, but am looking forward to using pencil and being able to correct any wrong lines.
I have taken a few photos and tried to post them without success, and am beginning to wonder if the fault is with my camera and not with my laptop. Oh dear - I don't want to have to get used to another new gadget! I'll have to get one of my offspring to look at both for me and give their advice.
Tuesday - Look what arrived in the post this morning from Gayle, Winston and Agatha (two little square black dogs) in Tucson. A lovely surprise - it cheered me up...
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