Lisa Goss

Artist, musician, & website person

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Day 5 of ???

Sketch for day 2:

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I took my sketchbook and mechanical pencil with me and drew some of the neighborhood while my one-year-old played in the yard.

I don't know what to draw--for me this is not about having a subject.  When I was taking a drawing class, I was drawing anything and everything, the people around me, the places I was in, objects that caught my attention, ideas for other projects, etc.  It was never about a lack of subjects.  If I find myself saying, "I don't know what to draw," what it usually means is, "I can't decide on one of the many ideas I have of something that I would like to spend the time drawing."  If I just sit down and draw what is in front of me, no matter how interesting or challenging, I know that I will build the skills I need to be successful at drawing the things that really matter to me.  See, I am also a musician, and I know that practice is critical to producing good music.  Practice can be fun, but it is not always the case.  Why wouldn't the same be true of drawing?  I just need to get back into the habit of practicing every day.

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