So last week I was feeling a little worn out and needed to take a bit of a break from working on specified projects. I ended up spending a little bit of time in the studio playing around with colour and line.
It’s really important to me, when I’ve finished a project with a particular focus, to let myself play in the studio. I don’t aim to create any GOOD work, my goal is to loosen up and clear my mind, and explore new ideas. It’s really just about having fun and feeling good!
When I stay away from the studio for too long, I can feel a little disoriented getting back into things. The only way for me to find my way is to get to work. For me, drawing is meditative, and as a person who spends too much time in their own head, it’s a great way for me to get out of that headspace and focus on what is in front of me. It’s pretty vital to my sanity I’d say!
I hardly ever doodle with pencil anymore. When you use pen, there’s really no going back. You are forced to roll with your missteps, and there’s a real honesty in what ends up on the paper. You have to commit to your lines. I always find that when I work with pen, there is a confidence that comes through in the lines, a sureness that is forced into the work. It’s a real moment captured! Kind of like a brain camera…or something…
WELL. I’m about to embark on a few new projects with Double Dare and potentially another floral project! I also have an interview in the works with a really awesome artists and fellow blogger that I will post in the coming week! In the meantime, enjoy a lovely Halifax Harbour sunset (pictured above) and have an awesome day!