April was a better month for me in terms of drawing. I have started to follow two accounts on social media that are supplying prompts for creativity. On Twitter @AshmoleanMuseum who are posting daily under the #IsolationCreations hash tag, posting wonderous objects from their collection. On Instagram @stillherestilllife who post a photo every Sunday of a still life as a prompt to get creative, they post inspiring works by artists to get you thinking and repost a selection of the responses by followers. I have ended up drawing things I never would have chosen myself, it has been great fun. Here is a selection of some of the drawings from April, I am posting every drawing I do for the drawing a day challenge on my Instagram @catpigeons.
Well the world turned upside down, and the havoc and despair that the corona virus Covid-19 is causing globally really hit home in the UK in March, as our numbers of infections and deaths slowly followed the pattern of other countries. These days feel unreal, and I feel tearful and hollow. But I also feel grateful to have a loving family and close friends.
Creativity is a solace to me, something to get lost in. But I find it hard to concentrate on anything in these strange times. In March I completed a few drawings a day, and also worked on collage ideas for Quinces screen prints. I am posting every drawing I do for the drawing a day challenge on my Instagram @catpigeons. I hope that April will bring hope for the future; stay safe everyone.
9 days of drawing from a possible 29 days in February. A couple of drawings were over 2 days. I will try and increase my rate in March. Here are my favourite drawings from February. I am posting every drawing I do on my Instagram @catpigeons
Hello there, it’s been awhile. Starting 2020 I’ve mentally signed myself up to the drawing a day challenge, a hash-tag on Twitter and Instagram. My life situation currently means it is difficult for me to have regular dedicated creative time to progress the many projects whirling around my mind! I am still working on my Five English Owls linocut series, 2 owls to go. I’m working on finalising the design for my Short-eared Owl.
Meanwhile, I felt that if I was drawing everyday, then it would keep the creative juices flowing and help me explore image making. I’m not someone who in my art life draws every day, I tend to ‘make’ when I am progressing projects, when inspiration strikes or I get the art jitters and need a fix. I operate more on a weekly basis.
In January I completed only 13 drawings out of 31 days. Seems terrible? But actually if I hadn’t taken up the challenge, it probably would have been less! Like any resolution, I’m not beating myself up about what I didn’t do, rather I am focusing on what I did achieve. So here are my favourite drawings from January. I am posting every drawing I do on my Instagram @catpigeons