Monday, May 9, 2011

what do you do all day??

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Now that I am retired, some people have asked me, "What do you do all day?". Well...besides sighing because I no longer am a part of the corporate rat maze, I draw... a lot. Drawing is one of those things that will only improve with practice. And practice takes time. Just like learning to play an instrument and running scales over and over again...same thing.

Time is now a commodity I actually have and I choose to use a large part of it to improve my drawing skills. I generally draw everyday now, which is a real treat for me. Some of my drawing is akin to doodling, as there is no composition and some pages are a little more thought out.

I love to draw woodsy, flowery, fairy, Fae, make believe but-not-too-cutesy. So I've been drawing frogs (with crowns), flowers, mushrooms, leaves... things that would be in a fairy setting. My long term, bigger picture is that I want to do some Fae, woodsy, flowery, fairy watercolor paintings. So, to that end, I am drawing, drawing, drawing.

2 comments:

Diane said...

Love these!! I wish I had a little more time to do just this--I'll be waiting for those watercolors!!!

Teri C said...

These are wonderful nature drawings. I am retired also so I know the feeling of practicepractcepractice.