Going back to drawing basics to bring some balance.
I've been a little quiet on my blog for the past few months as I get to grips with a new volunteering role as a official blogger for the Twitter Art Exhibit (TAE). I was delighted to take on this role to further support the TAE cause after meeting with David Sandum (the TAE founder), and Cat Salter- Smith (TAE Board member and TAE17 Curator), towards the end of 2017:
From left to right - David Sandum, me and Cat Salter-Smith at the National Gallery, London (November 2017)
You can read more about my role by visiting the TAE blog page (where you will also find links to the posts I've created in collaboration with some of the amazing people I've already met through this role):
Balancing a new volunteering role with the demands of a full-time job, my own art practice, and making sure I still find time for family and friends (and our dog!), has been quite challenging. I've still managed to find some time for my art work, but this hasn't always been as productive as I'd have liked (as I'm constantly thinking about all the other things I have to do!).
In an effort to try and make the most of the time I do have to spend on my art work I've decided to take the plunge and join #the100dayproject starting tomorrow:
For the next 100 days my challenge is to make a drawing a day (with no constraints on subject or media). I've really got out of the habit of drawing regularly. This will be a great opportunity to get back to basics and enjoy the act of drawing without worrying about the end result.
I hope this project will enable me to reflect on what is important each day (and not sweat the small stuff!), and become more experimental in my painting.