Life has been a little hectic for me lately ... not sure why really ... just too busy with too many different things! But I do like to try and squeeze in a little creativity even on the most busy of days. I find that I can pick up my doodle book and just do a bit each night in front of the TV.
Now, anyone who knows me will know that I don't really like the TV. It doesn't matter how many channels you have, there never seems to be anything good to watch, and on top of that I am also the most restless fidgety person, and find it very hard to sit still for longer than about 2 minutes. However, I am quite happy to sit in front of the TV whilst doing something else at the same time. And as an added bonus, my drawings are definitely better if I am not thinking about it too much. Over-thinking things is a killer.
This page in my doodle book, suggested drawing a face every day for a week. I started drawing on the plane on my recent trip to EuroDisney. I am not overly anxious when flying, but I do like to do something to stop my mind wandering off to a dark place, and start thinking about planes dropping out of the sky.... So, this one is a little wobbly (turbulence!), and was also done with limited resources.
But as I got into it, I really got into my stride, and found a quirky style of faces that I like!
Even over the course of doing just 7 faces I really feel like I improved my skills and that makes me happy!
Today, for the first time in 3 weeks, I have the house to myself and a day to catch up a bit, so off to do a few jobs, but maybe get the paints out later .... !