Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Nothing and something
Usually, throughout the day, thoughts come to me that I can use in my writing in this blog. But for the last couple of days nothing is coming. I've sketched and seen compositions as I drive or walk or drink coffee at the local coffee shop, but nothing has made me pay enough attention to devote time to putting it into cohesive thoughts.
So here I am. Writing, but not writing. Why do I feel a sense of guilt almost if I haven't written here for a day? I created this blog as a motivation for me to continue to draw and it has achieved that.
Am I at a stumbling block or have I run out of things to talk about after 2.5 years of writing?
I started a little knitting project yesterday that took me away from drawing for a night. Its been years since I've knit and I'd forgotten how it feels. There is the same creative element in knitting as in drawing and it has similar abilities to take me away from the world for awhile as I get lost in rows and patterns as the wool and needles do their magic almost on their own.
Today I received an order of some more art supplies. I had wanted to try the Derwent Inktense pencils so bought a tin of 12 to play with. I like most Derwent products and will post my experiments with these new pencils. I also bought some carbon pencils, which, for some reason, I couldn't access here. Sometimes the simplest things become inaccessible on this island. Finally, I added some Linetex 3000 illustration board to my order. This is a smooth plate finish on 15 x 20 inch boards. I like the very smooth surface for drawing, even if it has both advantages and disadvantages.