why do we draw the thing we do?

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it can be fun to draw something...color it, line it with ink, and then put it away and not look at it until months later.
It can be a drawing of frustration, creation, hesitation and many other -a-tation.

when that is done it can almost seem as if you had never spent time with that drawing. Only after you take a second glance at the drawing do you recall that time you scribbled for a while and then closed the sketchbook and left it alone, and never thought about that place and time you where in. You were done and over the blip in time. That emotion is on paper and right where it needs to be
This can also happen when you have multiple sketchbooks.

Either way you look at it, i feel as if "getting it out" is not only important but vital to the creation process. only after you have gone so far can you see further


First Edition Puzzel, hand made

**warning** if your name is marie, please don,t read this blog post because it will ruin the surprise of having this project show up at your door.

Part 1
It started as a envelope being sent to me, it had at the time being started with blue paint, seen in the envelope, it was a great start, it had the highs lows and mids in color differentiation. The direction I took it is was way different, what i really liked was the rounded-ness of the four circular areas. I developed it to include what appears as green/yellow rustic mountains.

Part 2
this is a sheet of watercolor paper that I started drawing on almost a year ago, then when the paper supplies ran a little low, I started using the back of it as a "drop" palette. This kind of expressionistic, splattering, and movement of paint helped form the back page. The green and blue was a fun experiment in painting because it has been more than a few moments since I have taken the leisure of painting. Why I left the scene I am not really sure, but I feel like this example helped me propel into working with watercolor and ink more...as if this was the straw that breaks the camels back.

Part 3 ( the semi-grand finale)
once i was done painting it, although that process could have gone on for-e-v-e-r... I decided to stop and finish by cutting paper into individual puzzle pieces, and by doing so created my first ever hand painted puzzle set. Final step was putting it all back together, and putting it in the envelope and sending away...

:::side note::: the post office frowns upon this activity, I guess that it is a bit to risk-y for some people.

Yeah go me...and the friends who helped "move the brush around"

what do you think?


A collective whiteboard drawing...

"i do think i can draw anything more than a stick figure" troy greggory's response when asked to contribute to the collective drawing

How many people still think this? I say if you can hold a pen/pencil and you have a set of eyes then you can draw. We all drew as children am I wrong? Wasn't is requirement to graduate from kindergarten?

I have taken the liberty....and applied it towards the pursuit of happiness in this case to help other people that may not be as comfortable with drawing and provided a common outlet to "doodle" it out.

It seems like every time that I look at the board something has changed. This tells me that my collective of people are creative people. We create. Not everyone has the courage and interest to run with it. Why not? Is there a fear of being wrong? Missing out on the opportunity to think about something fun? I say boo to all of the above, embrace that creative side, and condition it like it is your strongest muscle, because the more you use it the better it becomes, and who knows what you find out might actually surprise you. 
Get out there are create people.

Thank you to all who have added to this whiteboard sketch...you know who you are!