NEW YEAR / NEW LEAF
Happy belated New Year! Wooohooo. I was stuck over what to say or post about New Year...resolutions did not feel right (but yes I intend to post more even though my Instagram has slowly become my mini- blog) nor did talking about current goals and certainly did not want to review 2015. What did feel right though was sharing one of my new practices for the new year. My practice of daily drawing.
Yep, even if it is only my coffee cup or my lamp, just drawing something everyday for 10 minutes. ... And here is the other thing just with pencil. No paint, no charcoal, no pen, no color, no rush - just KISS (Keep It Silly Simple). This has been harder than it sounds which surprised me, since I used to do this easily years ago. Apparently, rebuilding that muscle is going to take more time that I thought. What is it they say? It takes 66 days to build a new habit, not the 21 days recently popularized. Darn, but OK.
I chose this because: #1 I miss looking back at a set of sketches and remembering what my life was like when I drew them. #2 I just miss the practice / ritual / rhythm of it. #3 I want to also make things that are unfinished. - just a glimpse of a moment, nothing over thought.
I love the part of my day when I draw. It is a simple thing, but it makes me smile.
Sketch : Detail from Gucci Leaf Instarsia Mink Coat SS16