Just wanted to make a note on a side project that I have taken on. It started with my decision to work with one color for this month...then a fleeting idea to find a blue sketchbook...the actually finding one...then the idea to fill the whole thing up with blue drawings...and so, well, I started it.
The concept- fill new blue sketchbook entirely with blue drawings. (Why? Ummmm, I am working with a monochromatic color scheme this month...I chose blue, this fits my theme for the month.)
It is so daunting, opening up a new sketchbook...seeing all those white pages. I think I blogged previously about all of the sketchbooks that line my shelf, each started with the same thought, 'wow- I am going to fill up this while sketchbook!'...and then...not doing that. Sigh. Which, there is nothing wrong with, but for whatever reason I like to finish things, to start from the beginning and go to the end, to use it all up..if I am making necklaces I want to keep creating til the beads are gone. If I pour paint I want to keep painting until the paint is all gone. Part of it is some sort of short-range goal setting- I feel a mini-success when I commit to sitting and beading until the beads I poured out are all used. Part of it is because I don't want to waste materials...if I pour out that paint on my palette I am going to find something to paint it on...hey, paint doesn't grow on trees. But for whatever reason, that is how I work, and I respond positively to the idea of using it all up...the pages, the paint, the beads, the pencil.
So I am attempting to fill up this entire book, all 100+ pages, by the end of the month. Why? Because I am working with blue....and blue is the theme for the month...and next month will be different..and...well...I just want to.
Now to figuring out just what to draw. I decided to go with whatever random thought came to my mind. Whether it be a part of a conversation, and image...just total randomness, and all in the moment. I also made the decision to limit myself to working in 10 minute increments...that way no one drawing becomes too precious, and that should help me get these all done.
Interestingly enough, I think this may the birthplace for paintings and drawings in the future, based on what I created this morning...shown in the slideshow below, which shows my CED #140 and the first of the 10-minute blue drawings..enjoy.
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