I don’t really do New Year’s Resolutions – they tend to get broken and then I get down at my inability to be superwoman or even normal woman and just keep my resolutions. So much as I would like to get fitter, lose weight and be a better person, i don’t make resolutions.
This year, though I want to try and make a daily drawing. It’s not a resolution, but something I would like to do and this gives me ‘permission’ to myself to make space to do it, something I enjoy.
So I started, a bit rockily on 1 January – perhaps a busy day with a mild hangover was not the best time to start and failed to do any on 4&5 January as we were away. Just as well I didn’t make this a resolution, failed after 4 days!
However, I decided this was okay as long as I made up the drawings. So I have over 31 drawings from January and am really enjoying developing my sketches and trying out different media. The hardest thing is knowing when to stop!
So these are some of the 31 drawings. I thought 31 was too many to share, but you can see the quality of the drawings is variable ( I didn't just choose my favourites). Obviously, I’m more pleased with some than others. I had had the idea of the circle drawings floating around my head for ages before the 1st January, but when I started, they didn’t turn out anything like I was hoping for.
I was relieved when the stand stones starting developing better!
Some of the photos aren’t great as I have been drawing first thing, generally before the sun is up and so my shadow is in some of them.
And I’m pleased that I’ve already made my drawing for today, 1 February!
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