It has been tough this week to remain motivated, it’s almost as though with the finishing post in view I can’t be bothered anymore. I started the year with excitement and trepidation not sure if I could do it. During the year the project was a constant thing that I hung onto in a time of change, it was a punctuation point of every day, a sense of achievement every day. Now it feels more like a chore; guess I am having a bad week. Ignore me………..
I cracked out the serious charcoal this week! What fun, I had forgotten; I have been fiddling around with charcoal wrapped in a pencil – ha, that’s for wimps. I now have a box of willow charcoal which comes in virtually weightless slender twiglet shaped pieces of blackness. Thanks to Ed (my life drawing teacher) who got us to use tone this week I have felt very ‘artistic’ and getting very dirty.
A full on family week has not left much time or energy for drawing or writing.
There was much interest last week in Mabel, so I have cropped the photo and put the enlargement in this week. She is about 12 inches tall I guess and this is her regular daytime roost.
Things must be settling down as I am finding more time for drawing which is good, I am also finding that I would like to do more time intensive stuff – maybe larger drawings or more detailed or pictures that take more than a couple of hours to complete. But it will have to wait…..
Finally this week all our possessions have been gathered together again under one roof so to speak. With the collection of the hand cart (don’t ask!) from its temporary resting place we can now see the full size of our stuff problem. It is not as bad as I thought and over time the stuff will be tamed and cut down in size.
Well my colour mojo is back, now that my table is set up and my coloured pencils are out I have no excuses. My coloured pencil skills have become a little rusty but it is such fun to be in colour again.
Another skimpy post this week…………………. I am at a loss to where my days go, and so quickly too.
Just a quickie this week, I have no excuses now, my room is set up and I have purchased some great lights so I can see what I am doing, but I am finding it hard to focus. But September is here and September always feels like a new beginning (even though the school year has no relevance in my life anymore), so I am hopeful I will begin to settle down and start drawing properly again.