Post by Carina Spring.
What do you really want to do? What activity really taps into who you are? It’s odd how, sometimes, that is the activity we most resist, and can’t seem to find time to do.
I struggle with making time to draw. It shouldn’t be that big a deal or that hard to do, but, lately, I always seem to have a good reason why I can’t get to it. So today, when I got home from work, I set my timer to 15 minutes, opened a book, and simply started to draw. I tend to draw from my imagination, but I thought I would benefit from some old-school representational drawing practice.
I took a snap-shot of my 15 minute drawing using my cell-phone camera (see above – graphite pencil – no editing). The drawing is unfinished, and I will leave it that way. My goal today was not to create a perfect drawing, but rather to start drawing again, to develop the core skills.
What about you? What would you like to set a 15 minute timer for today?