Despite the severe lack of posts, I am keeping up with my year of creative habits.
I have to say, that taking photos of gray January skies became more difficult than I had imagined it to be. Even searching out color became a drag. Yes, there was lots of green moss, trees and lawns, but they were all set against a background of grey.
bright red berries
underfoot, bright yellow traction strips
taking photos through the shading of the car window to simulate blue skies
I continued working in my sketchbook each day, but began to sketch from handbooks of flora local to the area.
So, a few lessons learned,
- January skies are dangerously depressing when you are looking at them closely every single day.
- Sketching everyday is a discipline I enjoy and hope to continue.
- Looking is a skill that should be learned and mastered.
- Even when you aren’t feeling particularly creative, making yourself sit down for 10 or 15 minutes at least keeps your head in the game.