Vivien Blackburn started this. She's fully responsible. And its wonderful.
It was a challenge on her blog to sketch from memory 12 snapshots of your day. So between last night and this morning I did just that and it was quite fun to recreate moments. Others have liked it so much that they want me to do sketches of their day now! See what you've started Vivien?
The sketches unfold like this:
- Propping myself up on the bathroom sink at 6am while I contemplate how much older I've gotten overnight and decide if I really want to go to work or stay home and draw all day.
- Downstairs, Tripod wants out. Very vocally out.
- Coffee. I have to have coffee to function.
- While I have my coffee, I do a little drawing or sketching.
- (the barn picture should come before the road one) The barn is opened and the geese and ducks swarm out at about a Decibel 7 noise level. If you're not awake before this, you soon will be. Tripod sits and watches, twitching his tail, wondering if he can tackle a goose and get away with it. He always decides no.
- A drive to work through Flatrock and Torbay, past the ocean, up and down hills, by trees and rocks. Thank God for iPods.
- Work. I feel chained to a computer some days with emails and writing, writing, writing...
- But I do get the alternative to the computer. Meetings. Lots and lots of meetings.
- I drive back home, and the mini Rottweilers I call geese, attack the car and me, given half a chance. One day I'm not going to slow down for them.
- Time to get some food prepared. Tripod feels every trip to the kitchen is for his benefit.
- I spend a couple of hours drawing most evenings when possible. Its my time to lose myself in 'the zone'
- Bed is where I read - or try to. Many nights I don't get past the first paragraph, but I have to have a book with me to get to sleep. And a pile in reserve in case I ever get past that paragraph.