This blog has been a long time coming! You know when you faff and avoid doing something that you actually really want to do but, for some reason you don’t know where to start? Well, this blog has been lurking in the back of my mind and on the pages of several notebooks for months. I’m going to start off with a short post to hopefully, break the “Blog Drought” as I like to call it. Thankfully I am a little more proactive with drawing than I am with writing.
A couple of months ago I decided that I’d like to set myself a challenge, I do this every now and then and, nine times out of ten I do reach my goal. After a little thought and a quizzing of my friends on Facebook I decided to celebrate The Year Of The Woman and draw or paint 100 portraits of women. It’s quite a big ask of myself so I decided to keep them small. I cut, painted and sanded 100 small surfaces to start drawing on, each one measuring only 2.5″ x 3.5″
Here they are all ready and waiting in an impossible Jenga stack on my desk. Now, my plan was to blog about the challenge and add progress photographs and a little information here and there from the very start of the challenge. But, I have already started drawing and painting the portraits. This stack of little prepared surfaces was far too tempting! I’m playing catch up with the blog because of my very skilled avoidance techniques.
I said in the beginning that I’d keep this first post short and I will. Now that I’ve made the jump into writing about what I am doing (with encouragement and technical support from my daughter) I am hoping that the next posts will come much more freely.