I started posting my drawings as a way of keeping myself accountable for drawing something every day. Five years on, this is pretty much built into my routine. Even when I struggle with the blank paper, I still look forward to my (usually) evening drawing time and don’t feel the day is complete without it.
I want to expand on this foundation, spending more time in my studio doing other projects.
I’ve always struggled with the feeling that making art is self-indulgent, and there are many more useful and important things I could be doing with my time. That feeling is probably never going to go away, any more than the chorus of critics in my head whenever I make a drawing.
If I’ve learned anything from my drawing practice, it’s that the most important thing is just to do it, whatever it is. So here’s my declaration of commitment to doing other work in my studio and telling you about it about once a week.
Here are my daily drawings from the past week; they should link to the original posts.
Kind of fun to see a visual diary of the past week!
Until next time, happy autumnal equinox (if you’re in the northern hemisphere)
xoxox from Kate the ayespider 😉