Hello again! Since I felt crappy the last week and a half I haven’t posted very much. Nonetheless, my sister posed for me so I could take photos for Day 14’s challenge “Eyes.” Hope you enjoy!
Not feeling well is a good excuse for not posting, right? I’ve been feeling bad enough for the past week to not want to do anything except lay on the couch and sleep. Thankfully, since it’s summer, I can do that. And play video games. Anyway, since day 13 of the photo challenge is “Cannot Live Without” and I needed to get back to the Daily Doodle I photographed some gesture drawings I’ve been working on. I think getting back to basics – or learning the basics – is important when it comes to art, especially drawing since it’s the foundation for most visual artwork. Thus, the basics of figure drawing/drawing in general is something I cannot live without. It’s important to not get so swept up in details or the latest trends that we forget to go back to the essence of a thing. You don’t need fancy paper or pencils to draw a beautiful image. Instead you simply need to understand the potential within the elements you possess and the importance of perseverance. Until next time!
This evening I actually went outside and took photos and it was wonderful. The setting sun – perfect for the theme “Sunset” – filtering through the leaves created beautiful lighting and all of the colors looked washed from the recent rain. Plus, I spent time with family picking pears from some of our fruit trees. Summer is glorious.
Well, it’s been quite a while since my last post… A lot has been going on this past week and a half – one of my sisters came home from summer school, a brother came to visit for a bit, and another sister and her family are staying with my parents and I as well. I love getting to spend time with family, but it’s more difficult to fit in blogging. Mondays are good days to start fresh, though.
Day 10’s theme is “Childhood Memory,” and I decided to photograph some peaches my brother picked because I have fond memories of pulling peaches off trees for my mom to turn into pies when I was small.
Today’s photo theme is “Someone You Love” so I picked a photo of my best friend I took when she graciously agreed to pose for me so I could practice my photography. It’s funny the different ways you become friends with people. Sometimes you’re thrown together with someone or you go through an experience that forces you (in a good way) to become friends. Other times you simply spend so much time with a person that you eventually look at the other individual and think, “You know what? We’re friends and I have no idea when that happened.” It might take days or, if you’re like me, it might take years before you actually open up to the other person and consider him or her a real friend, but eventually it happens and it’s wonderful.
Day 7’s theme is “Changes To Come,” and while I know that I’ll be at college in August, that I’ll start classes, meet new people, and see new things beyond that I really don’t know what’s going to happen. It may sound like I have plans for the future, but let’s face it – how many of us actually know what’s going to happen? I have no way of seeing into my future. So I’ll leave you with the oh-so-cliché warning to live every moment to the fullest, be a true friend, love your family, and enjoy the little things because you never know what changes are to come.
Summer Mondays are for watching movies and going on walks with friends. At least that’s what my excuse is for not taking much time for art today. I decided to combine the photo theme “Obsession” with my Daily Doodle and came up with this little sketch. I couldn’t think of any personal obsession at the time so I included coffee, art, chocolate chip cookies, and sleep because I love each of those – especially coffee. Until tomorrow!
Today’s photo theme was “Something Green,” and while I honestly did explore the great outdoors for something that color, I just didn’t see anything that really caught my eye – except for this caterpillar. There are green trees in the background so that counts, right?
Well… I’m already a day behind on my photo challenge, but at least I have a bit of an excuse. Yesterday’s theme was “Clouds” and there were no interesting clouds to be found. I promise. Thankfully a storm blew through this evening and I was able to take a few photos before the rain started falling. So here you go, lovelys, a photo of clouds.
Until tomorrow ~