The challenge: Create some form of visual art, no matter how small, each day for a full year.
Getting any sort of daily art done when you are the mother of a five year old is incredibly difficult. It doesn’t get any easier if you are on “vacation,” which doesn’t change your mother status. Again, I put in the mom hours and the office hours first, and finally at 10:30 I stood next to the counter in the bathroom while the rest of my family slept so I could get something done. No time for water color tonight. I did, however, snap this beautiful picture of a string of Christmas lights while at Hollywood Studios at Disney World. (These are from the Slinky-dog roller coaster in Toy Story Land. They are supposed to be tiny lights but Disney made them huge, and I thought they were pretty.
What a great exercise in perspective, I thought! How pretty! How easy, with the shapes and the wire.
Yeah, I’m an idiot.
Who on earth thinks that drawing a perspective-oriented picture on a twisted parabola is easy? Especially if you’re a perfectionistic, oldest child, who happens to be an accountant. My idea of doing a perspective drawing involves rulers and a straight edge and easy perfection—not twisted wire on a curved parabola. Basically, this was not as fun to draw as I envisioned. I struggled with the bulb sizes of the first and last two, and I couldn’t quite get a feel for the socket sizes. I made them smaller compared to the bulbs because they didn’t feel right being bigger, which isn’t really a good excuse. Also, I hate tinker toys, so those didn’t make the cut. Anyway, here it is below. I left my smudger things in the bedroom with the sleeping husband, so I used my finger for shading.
What is everyone else working on?