With all of my projects, paintings and drawings are the most stubbornly spontaneous. They never seem to allow me to keep myself on some kind of schedule. In September I had made up my mind that I was going to do a daily drawing project and I did fantastically up until around the last week and a half. What happened? I went away for a weekend, had a visitor in town and then got bogged down with work from home and job-searching and stress and blah blah blah….
In short, life happened. Like it always does. Really, projects like this are an answer to a pulsing demand I have when I get too busy not doing art and the rest of me feels uninspired, stuck or frustration. The demand of “Just make something.”
And I did! In fact I’ve been making lots of little drawings that I’m happy with and that always jumpstarts my creative mojo. So there is a lesson in here about process and not getting hung up or down on yourself when you stumble or don’t meet your goals exactly… while these things can vary in importance personally, it kind of begins and ends with “Just Make Something.”
Here are some of my favorite drawings from my somewhat daily (or kinda almost daily?) drawing project so far. To see more you can always browse them mixed in with my other life snapshots or see a bunch of them tagged here on my tumblr.