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January 5, 2009

Draw you in

Hey. Still not feeling terribly well and neither is Tony so at least we got to spend the day together as he stayed home from work today. And it snowed in the night so we woke up to a world covered in white stuff! Yay!

Anyway, as you know I love to draw and really should do more of it. I think it is a very fundamental skill to have, drawing. Not just to capture the world around you, although that is a very good reason to draw, already!

To me there are three stages in drawing: observation, recollection and imagination. There's nothing groundbreaking to this I'm sure, but sometimes it's nice to put things into words to understand them better.

And I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Drawing. I would like to share it with you, too. But not right now, my brain is way to congested to make that much sense right now!

And I would also like to invite you to draw along with me. It doesn't matter if you think you can draw already. It's just a bit of fun, and a creative exercise, which we can all do with more of, I think!

So what do you say? All you have to do is do one drawing each week. You can do more if you want to and/or have the time. But most of us, even those of you who are not job-less bums like yours truly (!), should be able to manage one per week.

To have some kind of structure to the exercise, I'm doing monthly themes. The first three are as follows: January: in my home, February: book covers, March: shoes. How you interprets these themes are completely up to you. It is supposed to be fun! It doesn't have to be elaborate, time consuming drawings. And one thing is absolutely forbidden: do not aim for perfection! :-)

If a few of you want to play along, I'll set up a Flickr group so we can all share our progress. Or lack thereof! ;-)

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