Now that the holidays are over, I am relishing the quiet time of January. I love the short, cold days – perfect for drawing, creating fiber art, or napping!
Here are my Daily Drawings:
It is difficult to post all of my daily drawings. My critical mind makes it uncomfortable to post drawings I don’t like. I can’t say that I am proud of any of these drawings, but I am proud of myself for drawing each day. I remind myself that I am practicing daily in order to grow as an artist. Not everything has to look good. I am hoping that by the end of the year though, I will see drastic improvement!
I am also finding time to weave again. I love Saori weaving. Misao Jo founded the Saori style of weaving in 1969. It represents a completely freestyle form of weaving, adding in bits of fiber in an unplanned, spontaneous manner. There are no rules, in fact, many traditional weaving rules are broken. Of course, I love having no rules. I can add any size or type of fiber even strips of fabric, randomly change direction, leave gaps, beat it tightly, or loosely, whatever I am feeling in the moment. It is very Zen, very relaxing. Some Saori artists change it up frequently, adding bits and pieces, even doing a tapestry style of weaving in the middle of their fabric. I love that, but, I also love keeping it in simple stripes, adding in a new color when I run out of one, or feel the urge to change. No thought, just instinct.