Friday, January 15, 2010

about this #draw365 thing...

As I mentioned before, I haven't drawn a thing in years. Unlike riding a bike, I think it's something you do forget, or at least it's the type of thing where if you don't use it, your facility for drawing really rusts up.

So, I have to say, agreeing to draw something, ANYTHING, every day and posting it for all the twitterverse to see has made quite an impact. Without thinking, I seem to have started a bit of a series of self portraits in the mode of famous images. Kinda my version of Cindy Sherman, on a doodling scale. I've attached the first two, one of me as a Zaftig Edie Sedgwick and another as a Zaftig Betty Grable. Honestly, this is the most fun I've had with a sketchbook in decades. If I keep going, I might have an entire wall full of fat little me cutouts. Silly! But so damned fun to do!


Thursday, January 7, 2010

140 Characters

Happy New Year!

Because I am sick of seeing the Sticky Toffee Pudding post on the blog (I overdid it in the cookie and cake category this Christmas and really can't bear the thought of anything sticky or toffee or puddingish) I thought I'd write a quick post to start 2010 on Are You Kidding Me?

Unfortunately, I don't really have anything to write about at the moment as I'm feeling quite blue and it's mainly job-related and I don't want to bore you all with my whinging and moaning.

But I DO want to say how much I love, love, LOVE Twitter. Good GOD, but I loves me some Twitter. I love the 140 character limitation, I love having the opportunity to send random thoughts out into the universe, I love reading other people's random thoughts, and I love the fun stuff like #draw365, where a whole bunch of people commit to drawing something, anything, once a day and posting it for all to see. Considering that I drew constantly up until the age of 19, you'd think this would be easy but that all stopped after I failed to survive art school so getting back into drawing is a nice little challenge. So far, it's not so much drawing as doodling but whatever, the point is that I'm putting (Sharpie fine-point) pen to paper again on a regular basis. So hooray for all that.

Alright then, having now entered at least one post that has nothing to do with Christmas or food, I should get back to work. Or, at the very least, to doodling.