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Friday, January 22, 2010

Holding Hand 013

The black edge left on the cardboard backer from a note pad acts as a way of orientation for the drawing of my hand holding the cardboard as I drew it. Escher-esque. I'm taking my own advice that I would give to my students at a loss for something to draw: draw your hand.
I'm also taking my own advice when it comes to creative practice. I have often encouraged people who don't have much time to do their creative work to find smaller bits of time throughout the day and use it to do something toward a creative goal. One small step. The next right thing.
In some ways being at day 13 of 100 is mind boggling, and it is also energizing. I have had a burst of energy for the creative work that these drawings will end up in, the mixed media collage 12x12 pieces that are resulting.
I found some really terrific vintage record albums and the sleeves are the foundation, inspiration, and motivation in combination with these drawings, for the final work. More on that later, once they are more developed.
I made this drawing on the train ride home so it might be a bit bumpy and stumpy. The reception tonight at the Coalition Gallery made me feel once again that I am in great company.


SirEdofK said...

I drew my hand just the other day! Not quite as good as yours. Would love a pointer or two sometime. Yours is really good. Hands are hard to draw. Feet too although whipping off your shoes and socks on the train to draw your foot would garner some interesting looks.
Enough rambling, once again, I really like the positioning on the paper and the subject is really intriguing, I can't wait to see what you do with this one. Ed

artist jeff said...

Thanks Ed, I would be happy to give you some pointers, any time.

Thanks for your post. It is good to know someone is out there looking at the posts.

And now, as they say, back to the drawing board!