The podcast: Elise Gets Crafty.
The particular episode: Episode #39 where Elise interviewed Crystal Moody.
Elise and Crystal chatted about Crystal's 2014 year-long project of drawing something different every day. It's definitely worth a listen if you,too are needing a little inspiration regarding any creative habit.
I can't draw. I don't even doodle. But I always wish I could. But that whole thing about saying "I can't draw" actually just means, "I don't draw". I don't make many attempts. I don't make it a practice. So I'm not much better than I was at about the age of 10. I never developed the skill, because skill takes practice.
I'm not saying I'm down for doing a drawing every day for a solid year like Crystal did, but I would like to attempt to draw at least a couple of days out of the week. Even if it's just for 5 minutes!
This weekend was perfect Spring weather, and I decided to get out my dusty old sketch book, (which I've had for about 7 years and have only drawn on 5 pages so far) and draw something outside.
I drew a very quick sketch of our chiminea. After I drew it, I thought, "I really drew that crooked." But you know what? It sort of IS crooked in real life. I didn't even notice that until I drew it.
|crooked chiminea in still life|
|crooked chiminea in real life|
It took less than 10 minutes, so I did a second sketch-- My feet!
|My feet/ My feet|
Day 1 of my sketching practice. It was pretty relaxing, and almost meditative. I thought of nothing else while I had my little pencils in hand. That's got to be good for the brain, right?