Some lifetimes ago, a sixteen year old version of me failed to get the place in art school that she'd pinned all her early hopes to. Dismissed by the grown ups who'd repeatedly explained: 'being an artist isn't realistic' led to years floating adrift from my calling. (They were wrong. And this isn't what I do, I've come to realise, it's what I am)
“I try to create fantastic things, magical things, things like in a dream. The world needs more fantasy." ~ Salvador Dali.
“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.." ~ Carl Sagan. 100 doodles from 100 photos in my phone. This is the last but one week of my extended summer project. The last steps of a marathon. I have mixed feelings about it ending ...
“Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying." ~ Ram Dass. 100 doodles from 100 photos in my phone. The story continues...
100 doodles from 100 photos in my phone. The story continues: It's past 100 days since I began this project now, but I'm going to see it through..
The more years I spend in this life, the more comfortable I am with being a beginner. I've been drawing since I was first able to grasp a pencil in one of my tiny uncoordinated mits. Some decades on, the coordination is improving, it's still a practice..
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".
Every day I learn something new. Some days its to do with drawing, but more often it's a bigger learning about the bigger world. I can't always articulate the enormity of these lessons. But I will have a go: Here's the next 7 learnings I've uncovered!
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” ~ Andy Warhol.
“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe.