Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Yesterday I did this little watercolor sketch during lunch - as usual, this monkey seems to be speaking French, and is quite romantic. How do you like his little scarf? I'm particularly happy with that, and the little red hearts in the background. The little phrase above his head is "c'est moi qui t'aime vraiment", in English "I'm the one who really loves you." Odd phrases like this sometimes pop into my head for no reason and I Google them to see where I got them. I think I've seen so many films and read so many novels that it's hard to know where my ideas come from...
I'm excited to say I began my first (and so far only) New Year's resolution today - I joined a new group called 365 Sketch. I want to see if I can really sketch something every single day... the reason I'm trying it is often I waste a lot of time because I don't "feel like" drawing, but when I just sit down and do it, it's always so pleasant.
Like today, for example, I didn't have any specific idea in mind, but I was thinking about the cute dark-eyed juncos I saw in the park early this morning. I did a couple of quick sketches while looking at online photos, and later at lunch, turned them into small paintings:
My second sketch I painted right over my drawing:
It was a cool, mucky day which got really chilly towards evening. I took a quick walk alone to grab dinner and loved the way the cold air made me quicken my step and my heart underneath my wool coat seemed to flutter in the chill. There were few people on the streets, which made me peer into the windows of chic hotels I passed by. I was charmed when someone actually got chatty with me in the elevator - I find it so refreshing when people take the time to talk, and I'm often so overwhelmed I'm not sure what to say. In this case I was asked what I was eating for dinner, and I think I beamed in response as I said "tacos."