I was looking through some book I brought home from the library and it was getting sort of late in the day. I realized that I hadn’t done my daily drawing yet because I had been running around a lot. I saw a still life drawing that was very similar to what is seen here. I’m not crazy about the way this came out. I sort of hurried it up and messed the shading up, but it is drawn and published.
Today’s I wanted to explain why I take the time to write a thought for the day with each of my daily drawings. I write these to encourage visitors who might feel like they want to learn how to draw, but who lack confidence. I also write these to remind myself of important ideas I’ve struggled to remember throughout my own life. If I don’t make a conscious effort to move in a positive direction, I know that I’ve had a history of coming to a standstill. I don’t want to do that ever again and I would suggest to anyone reading this that sitting still too long can be a dangerous trap. When you stop pushing yourself to move forward in some positive way, you can find yourself wallowing in a swamp of self pity. No one really wants to do that.
As much as I enjoy making these posts now, I know that it took a lot of effort for me to actually put myself into action and get this site built. I know that my images are not always inspiring, but maybe if I give us both a little bit of a pep talk with every drawing, we’ll keep on moving forward together.
What did you draw today? Need some ideas for what to draw?