Friday, November 15, 2013

Daily Rituals

I am reading Daily Rituals..How Artists Work  by Mason Currey. It is an interesting read. A page or two or maybe less written about some famous people and the rituals they keep or kept in order to produce their paintings, music, books etc.
I need rituals ! 

Saw this sheep at BedlamFarm.com today and just felt an irresistible need to grab a pencil and do a quick sketch. Jon Katz is the author of many books about dogs, sheep, the farm and human and animal relationships. I have read several of his books and recommend them for anyone that loves animals.

This sheet of sketches was done at the breakfast table while leafing through the ads in a sales circular from the local Peebles store. Women and children's clothing, shoes and  home decor were featured.

Many faces just fall off the tip of the pen or pencil when I am scribbling.

And I need to establish rituals to make this happen every day, not just occasionally.

4 comments:

  1. this is awesome, those eyes remind me of an artist in the 50's he was big time I think his name was Keene. I love those big sad eyes.
    yvonne PS it is 20 degrees this AM at 6 AM. Looks like a cold winter ahead.

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  2. Love your doodles. I agree a routine is important. Doing this on my Kindle hope it connects. My scarf is on vicki-2bagsfull.blogspot.com todayw

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  3. Ima,
    Wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving with Happy friends and
    love and good Health. yvonne

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  4. hi, I found your blog through Yvonne and I have a fondness for goats. You are very talented and I hope you get your ritual down. I find I have to let "life go" to paint. I started a parrot and it was look like a buzzard on steriods so I just painted over it and when I stepped back I saw a dancer had appeared Still working on it. Come over and visit Kitty Justice if you wish. Peace

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