This week I started to sketch things around the house as well as playing with collage. I am trying to do something creative in some for each day. I am not putting limits on what sort of creativity and I don’t care if it is bad. The point is that I enjoy the process regardless of the outcome. This is what I did this week. As always, click the picture to see a larger version.
I started with the bench by the front window…
Then moved to the section by the stove, and started to notice how many little pops of red I have in my kitchen.
The next day I wanted to capture the outside of the house. Oddly enough I did a similar view a couple of years ago at about the same time of year.. you can see it here .
Wednesday and Thursday I sketched the pops of red either end of my TV buffet. I have a lot of peace lily plants, and they all remind me of the scenes in Hot Fuzz, and they are pretty much indestructible.
Thursday was a productive day creatively speaking. I did the peace lily sketch above and the two below.
I had an urge to play around with blackout poetry and then the resultant verse was begging for a collage page to show it off.
Continuing the theme of sketching things around the house, I moved on to bass corner...complete with my husbands Fender bass (P bass with J neck) and our subwoofer. I looooove bass loud enough to feel it in my chest, though as one follower on social media reminded me, all is well so long as it has groove, which is also true.
Today's page evolved over two days. I filled the page with the zentangle pattern as I watched TV last night and then this afternoon created the slice and dice poem and collaged it on top of the patterned background.
I am super pleased with the amount of sketching and sketchbook pages I have created this week. It has lifted my mood and sparked more energy to write and work on my book project. It's funny how the chain reaction rolls on. Here's to more weeks like this.