Saturday, May 21, 2011

Doing What I Can Do

Pen&Ink sketch (c)2011 DST

While I was waiting 20 minutes for a reaction, or none, after my shots at the allergist, I pulled out my little sketchpad and rapidograph and started sketching another patient across from where I sat. It was going really well until she got up and left. That left me with myself to sketch.

I have a confession to make: I haven't painted at all this week. Can you tell? I know, fifty lashes with the wet noodle. Thinking too many things, bugged at some things, things I really can't do anything about other than ruminate on the things. Things I do, don't do, did, want to do, can't do, not sure how to do, etcetera. So, I didn't paint.

This week I must put aside all that resistance stuff and paint. I have a project I've been asked to do now and the thinking and planning has to happen. Negativity in all it's forms, Mr. Resistance, the stalker (Hi!! I see you!), the weather, all must stop at the front door. I am going to be too busy to bother with all that.

12 comments:

  1. As usual, great eye, never saw your lines, well in pen, a doodle line with a flair.

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  2. Great sketch. It doesn't need to be intense all the time, changing your pace keeps it fresh. It's the cycle of life; ebb and flow, yin and yang. Remember if the waves beat the shore constantly it will erode before your eyes. The stillness of the water will restore you.

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  3. Great sketch!
    Don't sweat not painting for a week. Happens to everyone. Give yourself a break *hugs* xx

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  4. Keeping your creative eye open does not mean you are always drawing or sketching. :) I feel the same way though if I slack.

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  5. Carol I can relate to your beach analogy. Sometimes it feels just like that.

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  6. C.. That's exactly right. When I don't paint I feel like a slacker and beat myself up a bit. I let things get in my way.

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  7. ...this is a fantastic sketch! I had to laugh, though, because Matty and I have to do the 20-minute wait game after our allergy shots too! I also draw and sketch a lot then... :-)

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  8. Haha! Thanks Kelly! I either sketch or knit while I wait with everyone else busy with something. Sometimes it's like a craft meet-up!

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  9. Hi Dora, Came across your blog via 20 Minute Challenge - love this sketch, I do those too don't they just help when you are waiting about. Your latest post is lovely with the greek costumes. regards, ann.

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  10. Hi Ann and welcome! Thanks so much for commenting and complimenting!

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