Sunday, May 31, 2015

Thank you, Danny Gregory!

I heard Danny Gregory in an interview talking about his new book, "Art Before Breakfast." It seems my needs and his book matched pretty well, so I bought it. I wanted to get back into sketching again, but life kept getting in the way. It sure makes sense to start each day before breakfast doing a sketch for a few minutes. This exercise is called "Ground Hog Day" where you draw the same household object over and over for a week. It's amazing how this poor little tea kettle was taken for granted for so many years until Danny caused me to pay attention to it in detail. Now it's my supermodel.

 I got a little carried away with this exercise and did more than a week's worth of tea kettle sketches just to get back into various art supplies that have been sitting for quite some time. I'm enjoying the short bursts of sketching focus first thing in the day. It's a welcome addiction that makes me want more.