Category Archives: Creativity

Thoughts and Lessons from Drawing August 2015

Drawing of Man in Apron

I’m coming towards the end of Drawing August and each year that I take part is a very different experience. I thought I’d share a few things from this time around.

Set Limits

First of all, setting limitations for my daily drawings still seems to be working well for me. In this case the limitation has been that every drawing throughout the month will be of a person. Knowing that I’ll be drawing the same kind of thing each day makes it easier to get started and also to plan for each drawing.

I don’t waste any Continue reading

There’s More Than One Way to Make Art

Flags

Right now I’m in the middle of an online photography course, offered by my friend Joy. I’ve taken her Nature Photography course a few times but this is the first time I’ve signed up for her Art of Photography class.

Bee on flower

I’m really enjoying being pushed to try new things with my photography, but also to get Continue reading

Get Better at Drawing By Drawing!

Sketches of people

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned how I might start my next daily project at the beginning of August and let it run for a calendar month, rather than just 30 random days.

What had slipped my mind is that Drawing August is starting soon and I’m planning on taking part for the third time. So that’s where some of my structure and motivation will come from over the next month.

If you’re not sure what Drawing August is, it’s Continue reading

Sketchbook Patterns and Craving Structure

Watercolour background and ink drawing

Since I finished my last 30 day project I’ve felt like the fear of the blank page has crept back in a little bit. I’m missing having some kind of structure to the creative work I do and without it I put off doing any at all, or somehow convince myself that I can’t do it because everyone else is so much better at drawing or taking photographs than I am.

So today I decided to Continue reading