Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Drawing every day

OK, I said I'd try this drawing for 20 min every day as an experiment, and I've been on it for about 10 days now, and I'm not doing too badly.  I think I've only missed one day so far.  Some days I've gone longer than the planned 20 min.

I have also found that I really love listening to podcasts while I draw.  The History of the World in 100 objects is a particular favourite, also an easy way to time the activity.  Two objects is about half an hour, done.

I'll be sad when I've listenend to all the shows.  I'll have to go back to the Bleak House audio book.  I was finding myself getting confused, but the reality is that the characters are staying with me, so a continuation would be good.

I am also going to read a book in Spanish.  Too grammar heavy right now in the course, and I need some context for a bit.  Whew.  I am nuts.

Anyway, I thought I would toss up a couple of the drawings from the project so far.  Debating whether I'll post one every day or not to keep me honest and all, it is somewhat time consuming to do, so....we'll see.  The temptation is there.

A beginning anyway.


thecatalanway said...

Hi Oreneta
I can't remember if I have written to you before but I have been reading your blog for a while and really love it. Today you inspire me with your paintings and drawings, and impress me with your reading list for the year. And call me to action with your running. I want to start my sculpture again but just getting used to living here has taken all my energy this past year. It is something I hope for in the New Year. And I want to take up running again - I just need a push. Reading is no problem and I will try to make a list of this years collection but I am pretty sure it won't be as long as yours. I need to get up a bit earlier every day! I wonder where you live - I am curious about people whose blogs I read - where are they all? We want to move out of town sometime into the countryside but so far haven't found an area that feels right. I was spoiled I think by cornwall and find this area very built up. anyway, thanks for a lovely blog. I will keep tuning in. love Kate

Anonymous said...

oooh O.

you put me to SHAME!

I think I need to follow you.

Pretty good collection of drawing btw...!!

ps when is the show? The paintings looked amazing!


oreneta said...

Kate, So nice of you to leave a comment! I've been reading your blog today, it is an adventure isn't it. I brought my family with me, so that eased the transition in many ways. Show us some sculpting, please! Look at that giant space you have!

Nomad, my kids are bigger, it makes a huge difference. You're going to put me to shame in a few short weeks my love.

The show is on now. Thanks about the paintins by the way. I framed in the end, cause he was so adamant about it, but I didn't buy them, we managed to strip enough things down that we were OK, though two are mounted on blank stretched canvases, which I have done before in lieu of framing, and will do again, looks good, and it is CHEAP!