Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Indecision: A book of indecisive drawings

I have always been a bit disappointed with the type of art making that I am most natural with: drawing.  It seems the least glamorous, the least beautiful, the least admirable type of art. 

But here's the thing:  What does it matter if drawing seems to be the least of all the arts?  In a moment of clarity, an epiphany you might say, it became clear to me that making art to please others just won't do.  In fact, doing anything just to please others just won't do. So I came up with a plan.

Draw.  Allow the process to take time.  Sit with an unfinished piece.  Take time to engage with the mark making.  

Drawing #1 River walk

And have fun.

I have named the sketch book Indecision: A book of indecisive drawings in order to simply draw whatever is before me, with no limitations.  Ultimately this book is about deliberately taking time for creativity, deliberately stopping the chatter, deliberately stepping into flow.

3 comments:

  1. Really like it - especially the drip of water! Whimsical detail....intriguing...

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    1. Lol! It really is about me starting out with regular drawings and allowing them to take irregular turns.

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  2. I really like this! I feel the day you have portrayed, the winter, the cold day, walking through a park, the wetness and the reflection you have of the trees in the wetness.. it is palpable. also the awesome 3d effect of the frame you framed it in, is beautiful, love that. thank you! brightened my day to see it! -- Patricia Hunt

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