Saturday, July 21, 2007
Inktense: Bark & Baked Earth - 20 mins
I'm feeling much better generally (Thank you for all the lovely well wishes) but my energy levels are still low and I'm finding it difficult to decide what to fill a page with subject wise. I'm mentally keen to be sketching but nothing seems to be happening physically, my rose coloured glasses have slipped making every subject seem uninteresting and unappealing. After being so productive recently, I have found this part of the virus the hardest to tolerate.
On Wednesday Bert Dodson helped inspire me and yesterday a necessary trip to Holbeach resulted in a quick sketch, nothing special but at least something got onto the paper and kept the momentum going. Today it rained constantly...AGAIN!...so no chance of seeking inspiration on location.
I decided to check into the 'Artwork from life' forum at Wet Canvas and managed to find my kick-start in the thread entitled 'Hand a day sketch thread' a challenge set by Wet Canvas member Lacey Bryant. The challenge invites you to sketch your hand (or a someone else's hand) everyday for a month and you can start whenever you like, so I started today!
I'm not sure if I'll be able to create an entry everyday, nor if I'll want to, but today this little challenge stifled my frustration and kept me from going mad and for that I am grateful!