As I watched the riot on TV, I sketched to keep my hands busy. I was thinking about how fragile our institutions are, how democracy requires everyone to agree on the legitimacy of the system. I was thinking of forms like Greek columns breaking apart, tumbling, leaning, becoming thin and unstable and shot through with a blood-red lighting strike.
2020 will go down as a very weird year. I have been been extra cautious with my activities during COVID-19 so I’ve had many hours at home to fill with creative projects.
I have always admired artists who excel at the poetry of line, who can breathe life into an image with just a few eloquent, economical strokes. Lauren Halsey is such an artist.
It’s week two and so far my 100-Day-Project is going strong. These drawings only take about 15 minutes and they are a wonderful break in my day.It’s interesting how my mood and energy level affect the end results.
I think it may be the cold grey weather and my desire to be comfy and cosy, but my stitching has been all-consuming, lately. I finish one kimono-silk piece and immediately go on to the next.