100 days: 57-63
“Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.”
~ Lovelle Drachman.
100 doodles from 100 photos in my phone. The story continues…
When I set out on this project, I was talking about it with some friends, I remember saying how ‘it might not be 100 consecutive days, but I’m determined to see this through to the end”.
And sure enough, some days happen where life just takes up too many hours. Drawings don’t get finished or don’t get posted. But every day I do something in this little sketch book, some little finishing touches, some therapeutic scribbles, some color as a background. Something.
That was until August rolled around. And one week in, out of nowhere, I got sick.
Illness is something (thankfully) foreign to me. I’m blessed with a body that is mostly cooperative and easy to live in.
So I was utterly unprepared for two weeks of 24/7 hospital chaos after a ruptured appendix! A week or so later (My usual ‘what day is it?’ state is amplified right now) I’m still quite woozy, only functioning on about 20% of my usual energy levels.
But I’m back! and the daily practice is resumed. And I’ve missed you!
So let’s get on…
Here is week 9:
I’ve felt an affinity with these seed heads since I was a kid. They’re magical. They are like a totem in my life. I suddenly recognised this one day last summer, part of a bigger epiphany that words don’t do justice to. And then I saw these everywhere I went. This one was a cushion in a cafe.
Me n my shadow. And my big flopsie summer hat.
I have a habit of jumping forward in time and leaving notes for me-in-the-future. I do this I diaries and art journals. Silly things usually or a little doodle. This book is no different, I’ve skipped forward and jotted odd fragments of sentence, sometimes a question. I don’t usually look at it until I’ve done my drawings for the day.
Today’s page said “today I want to…”
From somewhere I heard the words “be long”. Long, like i am in this shadow.
Today I want to belong.
A Fish Dish. That’s all!
This is the stained glass cat who dangles in my kitchen window. She has udders on her back. Never noticed that until I came to draw her. Strange… Meow 😉
A good percentage of my photos are happy accidents, this included, it’s a photo of my tummy – but I loved the stripy pattern too much to delete it. I was wearing the same top as I drew this, so as a bonus, the two images combined in real life!
There’s nothing so cosy as candlelight, is there? This mosaic glass jar sparkles as the candle flickers. Surrounded by shadowy scribbles.
Today’s is an almost ripe rhododendron from Kew Gardens. Although now I look again it’s got an air of red cabbage about it.
Join me back here next week for the next exciting instalment!
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