Friday, January 29, 2010

wake up

From as far back as I can remember, I've always loved to draw and sketch and doodle and paint and whathaveyou. As a kid, my favorite gifts for Christmas and birthdays were art supplies of any kind (and bicycles).

Over the years, all that doodling got back -burnered to more practical endeavors. Recently, I realized I missed that weird girl that was always drawing.

So, yeah, I more or less made it a New Year's resolution to let the weird girl out to play every now and then. I will do "something" artsy every day. For at least 30 minutes. Now I have a freaking jungle growing on the wall of the Mancave, among other things.

Yesterday, I was sitting and pretending to be folding laundry and decided to draw some "still life" for 30 minutes - just anything non-moving that caught my eye. Thing is, still life has never been that interesting to me. I'm not one of those people that produces bowl of fruit after bowl of fruit after bowl of fruit. On that note, no barn paintings either. *YAWN*

On my search for a still drawing, my eyes found an interesting non-moving thing: Wolfgang.

He was on the laptop, typically totally immersed in whatever was on the screen.

Then, this weeks' topic at illustration Friday is "focused", so I thought it appropriate to link.

Then I folded laundry.


  1. Wonderful commentary, and I know what you mean by still life, it's lovely, but I'm too impatient for it!
    Cool line work!

  2. Wow! Abby! There is no end to your talents! I hope you continue to post your artwork on a regular basis. I'd love to see more.

  3. I said it earlier, but, Wow.
    You've got some serious talent hiding there. You need to let that inner weird girl out more often. Who knows what might happen. Renoir may have started out the same way (sans the computer).

  4. I leave this blog alone for three weeks, and I come back and you're all arty and awesome! Hurrah!

  5. Wow you are good. I love that you consider your son a still life. (at least while he's having screen time lol)

  6. I actually do like still life - looking at it and making it.

    This is should also inscribe something - even print out these blog entries - and tape it to the back of each piece so you can reminisce on how they came to be.

  7. How does it feel to release your multiple personalities. :) It appears very freeing.
    Very nice sketch.