I have been very slack with my posts lately - this last month has seen life interrupt the normal flow of days. Birthdays, tea parties, disney on ice, more birthdays, a holiday that wasn't and more runny noses and hacking coughs!
When I saw this topic I immediately started singing the song 'Stay (I missed you)' by Lisa Loeb, a song which defined my university years, it's the song that I listening left to when I left uni for my holiday job and left Mr Mac behind, it's the song that I would sing if I ever auditioned for Australian Idol.
And years later it is still one of my favourites.
So it was only appropriate that this song inspired my illustration.
"So I turned the radio on, I turned the radio up, and this woman was singing my song: lover's in love, and the other's run away, lover is crying 'cause the other won't stay. Some of us hover when we weep for the other who was dying since the day they were born.
Well, well, this is not that; I think that I'm throwing, but I'm thrown. "
I am stuck in a rut, and although I am creating, I haven't really stretched myself lately. I have a few projects each week/ month that I plod away at, but I haven't started anything new lately, haven't worked outside my comfort zones, I haven't taken on any projects that scare the bejesus out of me.
I opened up my moleskine yesterday and I haven't sketched in it since december last year. Thats six months of not drawing from life. Six months of ignoring that side of my creativity.
I decided it was time to mix things up a bit.
So for July, my challenge is to sketch every day from life, to take half an hour for me and draw what I see.