This set of studies was done over a few days. And even though I don’t have words for what I’m learning, I know I am. Most of all, perhaps, to do stuff I don’t always like doing, like little studies. Because I just want to jump in.
Posting here reminds me of my primary reason for starting this blog, about 11 years ago: as a way to be accountable to myself. No posts for a very long time either means I’m traveling (ah, I wish!) or not sketching. The blog has helped me in so many other ways: it’s forced me to put words to visuals and visual processes, something that’s become very valuable to me. And, there’s all of you that read, follow, write in and share in the experience. And that’s a big one.
But even all of that isn’t enough to keep me on track with my practice, somedays. And that’s when it’s been super helpful to have a bunch of artist friends (you know who you are!) who will send me a friendly reminder when I’ve said I’ll do some studies and then disappear. Accountability buddies I think it’s called, but that sounds really cold. Do you have one of those? Ask a fellow artist, if you don’t: they might like having one too.