Week 6?! I am truly impressed with myself for making it this far. I’m even more impressed that I’ve put real thought and effort into (some of) my drawings. This is a direct result of having a stress-less job, and I will remember this the next time I have an anxiety attack over my lack of funds.
While I’m generally happy with what I’ve done this week, I can’t help but notice that I tend to lose my mojo on Fridays. I find that by week’s end, I don’t want to come up with another subject. And I certainly don’t want to tackle new technical challenges. Which is why today’s drawing, as an example, is pretty darn weak.
I reminisced about my first drawing class on the way into work this morning . The prof had us draw a still life on the first day (a cow skull, to be specific) and draw it again at the end of the term. I was so pleased with the progress I’d made, though I had no sense of it during the semester. Now I’m thinking – what if I do the same thing with this project, only do it once a week? Just draw the same object – say, an apple – every Friday and see how/if I improve over time. It might get tiresome, but at least I won’t have to brainstorm for a new subject. I’ll have to think about this a bit, but my gut says to give it a whirl.
Until then, feel free to check out my progress!