Wait. Who's Virginia?
I hope all of you, my lovely followers and readers and stalkers and bill collectors and revenge-seekers are doing well. I really, really do. (It's been so long, I don't even remember who Virginia is, but I hope she's well, too.)
In a bizarre break from the ordinary, I am not going to apologize for neglecting my blog. I'm not going to blather on and on about all the stuff that's taking up my time, be it small, large, happy, sad, cheap, tawdry, or illegal in four continents. No. I've done that too many times. Eventually, one has to face the fact.
(You can name the fact for yourself.)
Now we move on to the subject of this post:
(There. I said it.)
Well, if you know anything about cool places, you have probably seen Tammy Garcia's Daily Paper Prompts. And if you haven't, get over there. Anyway, after Tammy single-handedly revamped my art practice with her index-card-a-day challenge, I decided to check out her daily paper prompts. And when I did, I saw that one of her challenges was 'Linearities', to make a doodle or sketch using only straight lines. MADNESS, I tell you!
So I made this:
I was so happy drawing this and avoiding everything else, including phone calls, laundry, television, work, and blogging, that I made this next:
Shut up! I added curvy flower lines?!?
So then, I made this:
Of course, by now, I was in total disregard of Tammy's paper prompts and I felt so bad about it, I made this:
And then I said to myself (since, after all my ignoring of responsibilities, obligations, and social convention, no one else would talk to me), 'back to straight lines. That was super fun.'
So I started this and hated it:
So, with a few curvy lines and circles, it became this:
And lastly, I started this:
But felt like adding colors, so it became this:
So, take that with you.
Please visit your friendly blogs and look for inspirations and challenges like Tammy's which will reinvigorate your art practice! After all, it's time to get started on your Halloween designs, people!
Next Up: Chris doodles a straight-line pumpkin, which Tammy refuses to acknowledge.