Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I must force myself to pick up a pencil ...

I've been so "lazy" as far as drawing goes lately. While we were away in Yorkshire I relied on my digital camera to capture things rather than sketching. With the warmer and brighter weather I really must force myself to get that sketch pad and pencils out and do some drawing and sketching ...

Hopefully I'll have some results soon to post here ;)

4 comments:

PG said...

I assure you Gail, it's like ripping off a plaster...pick up that pencil, and just do it - it hurts less than the anticipation!

Spring flowers are the best, aren't they? I grew up in Devon, and I've never seen such masses of prettiness since. 'Oh to be in Devon now that Springtime is here...'

Gail said...

Yeah Gretel - the Devon countryside is lovely ... although I must admit that the Britain as a whole is really special, I wish I had the time to explore all ...

Maya said...

I like that plaster comparison Gretel... :)
Gail I read this quote some time ago in one of my books, and I remind myself of it, everytime I find myself in a situation where I am literally scared stiff to get back to painting:
"Artists don't get down to work until the pain of working
is exceeded by the pain of not working" (Stephen DeStaebler)

Its really hard to get back, I know, but once you do, everything just falls into place...
Pick up the pencil!!!

:)
x
Maya

PG said...

Oh yes...that is SUCH an apt quote...I hurt sometimes and then I paint/draw again and it's all better. I am trying to remember this...but I forget.