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More drawing or more tea?

November 24, 2017

I have reached a bit of a hiatus; probably more to do with the time of year, it is time for hibernation.  Perhaps I should just baton down the hatches and watch back to back box sets? However, I have been a bit low (and high) for a few weeks so there is a bit of confusion too. It is wise for me to venture into the gloom and wait and see before taking drastic action.

Back to back TV would be a little too much!

So, while I can rule out serious issues; from a practical point of view, I have been working hard and just finished another sack; therefore, between tasks.  So, it seems like an opportune time to rest and gather strength.

However, that is easier said than done.

I have been thinking (and dreaming) I have always wanted to do daily sketches, and I have often attempted to do this but looking at the first page, so clean just puts me off and the book becomes something else often very beautiful; not wanted I wanted it to be!

I just want to do daily ‘doodles’ that might go on to be a bigger piece or a print a peaceful exercise; a jumble of thoughts.

Yesterday, decided to gesso the pages of two small drawing books, one portrait and the other landscape. So, I painted every page with various shades of gesso; and planned to have some fun.

This seemed like a good idea this morning now the paint is dry I can create; with a pot of tea and then more tea I still not got further than my same old images … pots of flowers and dead as well.

So, what do we do? More tea I am thinking?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura Bloomsbury permalink
    November 24, 2017 12:32 pm

    both the blank page and the ‘must do’ often freezes momentum – I find the daily whatever too much discipline – keep on drawing though Helen – the pencil is mightier than the teapot

  2. November 24, 2017 10:48 pm

    I love daily drawing but still sometimes get stuck! My best times are where I think ahead like you, and prepare pages by printing or collage. I also now have the weight of nearly 2000 continuous days to make me keep at it! I like your pages.

  3. November 26, 2017 4:12 pm

    Writing, blogging and doodling; all forms of self expression that can lead to some exciting revelations. Keep on keeping on.

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