Tuesday, November 3, 2009
When I started this blog I wanted the opportunity to share my drawings. Most of what I do is teaching. Everyday I teach art to around 90 high school students at varying levels of ability. This doesn't always allow me the time or energy to create on my own. But I do create. And with all that or because, I have done a terrible job of keeping this blog updated. I have a million excuses as to why but truthfully it doesn't matter so I am just going to begin again. And invite you to follow. My current goal is to post something, (anything art related) at least once a week. I hope someone will be interested enough to stop by and return often.
The drawings above are from my teaching lesson plan book. I often see an image, an interesting font, or a verse that I find inspirational. Sometimes they may not be so much inspirational but thought provoking or just something that reflects my mood for the day, I put these in my lesson plan pages. And as I look back through the years, I am amazed at what I have included. Sometimes I am bewildered as to why and that in it self amazes and excites me. So I will include more of these little snippets in my blog. I have sketchbooks but I have to look at these lesson plans all day so it only makes sense to add images to the pages. It makes it much more interesting to look at. I often start with a letter in a font that I want to remember, so I sketch it and then around it I continue to add images, typography and verses. Sometimes a theme develops and sometimes not. I have been known to sketch part of other artists sketches (just like the old masters) or student ideas, photographs, advertisements..... anything I find interesting to practice my drawing skills. These are NEVER for sale just practicing. I often find interesting textures on flicker to include. And if you haven't seen http://flickriver.com/ I encourage you to visit.
I want to thank so many of you who have truly inspirational art blogs. I follow quite a few of you. If you are interested check out the blogs I follow in my complete profile.
Thanks for stopping by!