on my studio table: 30 days of drawing

 |  July 19, 2014

I have been gone all week on a family vacation, with my family and my sisters and their kids and my mom. A tradition we’ve had for several years now which I hope will continue for many more. Many moments of self care this week mixed in with outdoor adventures and good eating. Living life and making memories.


sunrise-utah
sunrise 
 

Since I was gone, I don’t have any studio table photos to share for the week, but I did start a drawing project that I am posting daily on Instagram that a friend and I are calling 30 Days of Drawing or #30DrawingDays. I love to draw, always have since I was a little girl. There’s something about the practice that is about slowing down. Looking. Seeing. Losing oneself in the light and shadows. I don’t do it enough. In fact, it’s been years since I’ve had a regular practice of drawing. There’s always something else that needs to be done. But it seems to me that drawing is fundamental. And besides that, good for my well being.

Here are two of my drawings from week 1:


Day 1

colored pencil drawing of the avocado I ended up eating for lunch

Day 2
ode to my left hiking boot, pen

If you want to join us in this 30 days of drawing, please do. If you’re on Instagram, don’t forget the tag! It doesn’t have to be a finished drawing. The point is to just put pencil or pen to paper a day.

“I keep drawing the trees, the rocks, the river, I’m still learning how to see them; I’m still discovering how to render their forms. I will spend a lifetime doing that. Maybe someday I’ll get it right.” ― Alan Lee

6 Comments

  1. by Lucy on July 19, 2014  3:15 pm Reply

    I'm in. Stay tuned.

    • by Bridgette Guerzon Mills on July 20, 2014  1:38 pm Reply

      hurrah! The more, the merrier.

  2. by Judy Shreve on July 19, 2014  4:34 pm Reply

    I'm not on Instagram, but I see your drawings when you post to Flickr. I just love them. I too forget about drawing. It seems when I have time to be in my studio, I get out my paints, but you are so right 'drawing is fundamental' and so very rewarding. You are an inspiration for me to pick up my pencils.
    Love those family gatherings!

    • by Bridgette Guerzon Mills on July 20, 2014  1:40 pm Reply

      Thanks Judy, I have been having fun reconnecting to my first love of drawing. Hope you get back to drawing too. It does always seem that other things take precedence, doesn't it? Hopefully we can find time to make room for things like drawing. I think of it as kind of like practicing scales if one is a piano player. hmmmm

  3. by Lucy on July 21, 2014  3:34 am Reply

    Not sure where to go from here. Charcoal drawing is posted on FB, but I thought, maybe mistakenly assumed that there would be a common place for all of us to share our drawings. Your thoughts?

    • by Bridgette Guerzon Mills on July 21, 2014  5:55 pm Reply

      So glad you joined in Lucy! I just wanted to keep it informal on IG, but feel free to post where ever you want to.

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