One of the great benefits of #DrawEveryDay has been that my children, especially Anna, have been keen to join in. They have, over the last few weeks, asked if we could draw together more times than in the whole of last year. It has been lovely. This has been aided slightly by the fact that all three of them were given different art equipment as Christmas presents. It has resulted in sitting round the table with our paper and pencils just drawing.
Last night Anna asked is we could sketch instead of reading and then said “let’s do self portraits of each other”. After a quick lesson in what a self portrait actually is, and then ascertaining that Anna actually wanted to do portraits of each other we sat down on opposite sides of the table and drew.
I realised quite quickly that while my drawing skills are improving I have no ability to actually make my sketch of a person look like a specific person. So, below is my attempt at Anna. Safe to say it looks nothing like Anna, but when Isaac saw it he said “Just call the picture ‘Girl’ and you’re sorted”.
After that short introduction, I present ‘Girl’.
Here we go. Update number one. I’ve enjoyed this challenge so far. Some days I’ve spent more time drawing than others. I have mostly been playing around with shading and things this time but I’ve also started out on a longer term drawing for a specific purpose. Here are the ‘complete’ sketches that I’ve done.
I know it’s for social media really, but this is my contribution to #ChristmasJumperDay (t-shirt)
I really like visiting family. It’s great.
This weekend we headed down to Somerset to see Siân’s folks. There are many good things about these times. Food usually plays a large part. A lot of laughter, too. The kids have plenty of time with their cousins. We were also treated to a trip to the theatre to see The Girl and The Giraffe – very entertaining, and thought provoking.
One of the best things,though, is the ready made child care and the chance for Siân & I to head out for a run. We don’t often run together so it’s always good. This time was a 10k along the canal in Taunton. I didn’t take my phone so I had to make do with a photo of the trainers.
Camping down in Devon this week. Lack of sensible phone charging is great for the disconnect.
Today has been a feeling of empty. Made worse just now by being the only one left in an office waiting for a Windows update to finish.
This is the feeling. We’ve said goodbye to a couple of members of the BeyondPR team this week, and today is the day that hit home. Mostly because it’s the first day without them.
Today has been a feeling of empty. Farewell…