I heard the other day, not sure where, that an art teacher required his students to draw for 8 hours a week, just like language students have to log that kind of time studying verb tenses, which reminds me of something I should be doing, and literature students have to log that kind of time reading the required books, along side their own.
I have been debating committing myself to something like this, and waffle about not having time.....the eternal excuse. I don't know if I could realistically swing 8 hours a week. I am married, have kids, work and have already promised to myself to blog every day, do a canvas a day, study Spanish and Catalan and (when my butt feels better) run. Wonder if I can magically produce another chunk in the day without knowing where it is from.
20 min a day I could find for sure, every one can find 20 min a day. An hour is a touch more intimidating, though....if I make it really convenient and have sketch books with me everywhere and I am dedicated, maybe I could pull it off.
Nomad, the other day, when I talked to her about this, suggested rolls of paper, that would hide previous work, I like the idea, especially if you draw a little invitational line to yourself onto the next part of the scroll, so the work would, over time, come to resemble an ever passing stream.
A great idea. Not too portable. I am also thinking that I would take some of the eternal mountains of scrap paper, punch holes in the corners, and stick 'encuadernadors' those little brass bend-over thingies in them to make my own fast and dirty sketch books. I could make some half size ones as well that would fit better in a pocket.
Might make it do-able, for instance I spent an hour and 15 min on the bus today going in and out of BCN, that could have been more profitably used in drawing, no?
I could also shake it up and sometimes do extended work, others continuous line, others 4 five-minute works, others 20 one-minute drawings.
Keep it from getting dull.....
I gave it a go today, see how it lasts.
Cheaper than university!