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Illustration Friday & what happened to my summer?

It’s hard to believe how quickly my summer has flown. It’s been a busy one and needless to say, challenging on several levels ~ for the most part, all the challenges have been growing experiences so I can’t really complain.

On a lighter note, I’ve decided to go on a 30-day drawing marathon per Steve Pavlina style. I keep telling myself that I need to start drawing again and although I’ve started a figure drawing class, I need to just start making marks on paper again.  I’m hoping this marathon will jump-start this habit and that it will stick.

Day 1 is also my very first entry to Illustration Friday’s website.  This week’s theme is Infinite.  And here is my entry:


One of my biggest challenges is my roadblock to drawing from my imagination. I love to draw, but I’ve only drawn from life.  This is the first time that I have made marks on paper, at least since I was 10, without allowing my self-criticism to get the best of me. The criticism is still there but I won’t allow it to stop me from just playing. That’s all this is really. Just playing.



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4 Responses to “Illustration Friday & what happened to my summer?”

  1. ann marie says:

    Hello! Congratulations on your first IF post! Sounds like you are getting back to drawing after being away for awhile. Good luck on your 30-day challenge. You are very talented and I am sure you will do great things. I have been posting challenges on my blog this year so I found that link really interesting. Thanks for sharing!


    trish Reply:

    @ann marie, Thank you for the welcome! And the encouragement! Yes, we’ll see how the challenge transpires. I plan to post what I draw, doodle, make marks, etc on my blog so hopefully, that will keep me going… I’ll check out your challenges.


  2. TMartin says:

    This is lovely. THat’s funny, though, about only drawing from life. You don’t ever just doodle? This is a LOVELY drawing. I need to do some kind of challenge like this too.


    trish Reply:

    @TMartin, Thank you! It’s true, I don’t really doodle. If I’m on the phone talking, I’ll make random marks with a pen/pencil but that’s about it. Nothing elaborate. Let me know if you do take up a challenge. It would be nice to do this with somebody else.


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