Friday, July 31, 2015

You may wonder why I'm posting these drawing studies on this blog about talking heads. They are some of the first projects for the drawing class I'm taking with Catherine Johnson, a wonderful artist/teacher here in Kirkland, WA. 

I loved to draw when I was young but really never spent a lot of time perfecting the craft. I learned bits and pieces in art school but I was mainly there to focus on commercial art not "fine" art. 

I find the studies Catherine assigns intriguing; often I feel my brain knows exactly what to do but my hand just won't cooperate! I also love that it forces me to "see" in a different way. As I study the contrast, I feel as if I can see into the object which in turn accesses a part of my brain I can't get to on my own.

I've been asked what I'm going to "do" with this new found activity. "Explore", I say, "and watch creativity unfold". My favorite pastime! 

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