I have been traveling recently for school as well as personal holiday, so my posts have been lacking. I am currently in London studying with my MFA program at Shakespeare's Globe. I have been so lucky with the opportunities I have been afforded. This is no exception.
Enough about my luck. Why is there a scribble on this page? That believe it or not is something I created today in one of our Drawing Labs. I drew it left handed and without looking at the paper. For a first time go it's not too bad. Not that you can tell at all what it is (my C3P0 lego keychain and trusty flashdrive), but it does have something interesting to it.
In this Drawing Lab I learned that taking it slow is key and resting is important. Not just in sightless drawings, but in life. Sometimes we are so hurried to get our ideas out or on paper that we don't take time to think them through and they come out as jumbled up sentences and scribbles. This was my first sketch out of a series we did, so right out of the bat I was gung-ho to get going. I rushed. I also kept jumping around with my eyes not slowly following the "map" as one of my fellow students said (rather helpful to think of the object that way). It is important to slow down and rest to let your thoughts (and drawings) settle.
Also, to challenge yourself. I am by no means ambidextrous, so drawing left handed was very challenging. Yet, since my left hand has not been conditioned to draw a certain way, it was easier to get used to this new form.
London is shaping up to be a fun experience with museums, plays, and just exploring the city. More to come!