The challenge: Create some form of visual art, no matter how small, each day for a full year.
After two nights of staying up until 2:00am judging writing entries, I don’t have much energy left, and it’s only 8:35pm. I’ve already hit REM sleep while putting my daughter to bed. I definitely need more sleep, but I’ve got to get some art done first. Tonight will be my last night with 642 Tiny Things to Draw for a while. I hope to do mostly water color for the rest of the week.
Tonight, I chose to draw “a one-letter word.” (I guess I spent so much time with words this weekend I can’t stay away.) The English language has two one-letter words: “a” and “I.” I chose “I.” “I” as in “I hate judging writing contests.” As in “I am exhausted.” As in “a letter not in ‘team.’” As in “I think I can draw this pretty fast and get to bed.” As in “I really want to do this freehand, but I’m pretty sure I will need a straight edge for the perspective part.”
Dang it. My perfectionist side won, and I’m using a straight edge.
It was originally just an “I,” but I had decided to put my horizon points at the lower third instead of half-way. It looked imbalanced and odd. So I added a horizon. But a flat barren landscape is boring so I added some sand dunes in the background.
Happy Monday Night everyone! Tomorrow, the brushes come out again!
Daily Yoga: Today I did this Yoga with Adrienne video after Elliptical work. I took two Advil before I worked out, and the only time my back hurt was moving from up dog to down dog.