Friday, November 06, 2009

waiting for the moment

A few days ago I was toying with the idea of drawing everyday for a month. But I'm okay now.

I think it was because I'm not drawing much at the moment. I was trying to force myself to draw. But that never works. Anyway, I don't really worry about that too much anymore.

I used to really panic about it. Maybe that's because I didn't draw for years. I used to think if I stopped drawing, even for a few days, then I might never start again. But now I know that's not true.

Because what usually happens is that a future drawing will start niggling away at me. Keeping me awake at night. Pecking at my head. Sitting in the backseat of my mind saying saying "are we nearly there yet", repeatedly.

Until I give in and get the pens and paper out. So, you see, I don't have much choice in the matter.
And we are nearly there. I am nearly ready to dive right into a huge bucket of obsessive drawingness.

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19 Comments:

Blogger Jenea said...

It is very interesting!!! So more keys! :) Joseph! You know that the best key for Man is FOOD!

7:46 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

"but I'm okay now." LOL! I love it. Great keys! As usual.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

You always manage to take the more simple objects and make them gorgeous works of art. Glad you are 'okay now'. :)

9:55 PM  
Blogger Gillian said...

I like the idea of obsessive drawingness. I'm trying to cultivate it. Love the little keys!

10:57 PM  
Blogger Dan Kent said...

Great series - you should hang them all in a row!

3:34 AM  
Blogger aimee said...

wise move! the phase of retreat that comes right before the creative explosion is just as important as the unleashing itself. rest up and trust that the drawing fury will come.

3:59 AM  
Blogger Sydney said...

Love the keys!

Glad to hear you got over the idea of drawing everyday for month. :) Sometimes a good drawing needs to marinate in your head a while.

4:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, interesting and great series of works, they are gorgeous.

With that talent, yes you are A-OK.

You Blessed Me with a Smile
Subjects:)

9:35 AM  
Blogger Dipti said...

cool...very....cool...r these done with colour pencils?

11:21 AM  
Blogger MrCachet said...

You do the simple supremely.

3:01 PM  
Blogger wagonized said...

Obsessive drawingness! Gosh, I love how you take us slowly to that last drawing -- they're all beautiful, all enigmatic. So you.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Stephen Hall said...

I love your keys, this series looks wonderful dropped on your blogsite. If ever I get locked out I know where to come :-)

3:48 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Absolutely wonderful post! Love those keys.

8:26 PM  
Blogger nathaniamanda said...

looove your works.. :)
can i put link to your blog in my blog?

5:21 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, everybody.

I quite like these but I am a little bit obsessed with old keys. I dunno...

That drawing a day is really not for me. Even though I think these little keys would be managable, there is still something about the pressure of signing up to something like that. Just like, the Moley exchange projects.

Dipti, they are drawn with inks and colour pencils.

Nathaniamanda, of course you can. Thanks.

Cheers, my dears.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Lawson said...

Wonderful post, Andrea! Beautiful drawings and your lovely thoughts about "drawing" or "not".

12:08 AM  
Anonymous patchoforange said...

hey andrea
Thanks for stopping by. it's great to find new artists and blogs.

likewise, i doubt i know any josephs who draw as well.

Your work is absolutely incredible. your sketchbook pages are divine. there's enough treasures here to keep scrolling through for a while. looking forward to visiting again!

7:32 PM  
Anonymous sue said...

So true, and these are beautiful. I love keys like these--they always make me think of old houses that have wonders lurking behind those doors...and they remind me of my dramatic, eccentric grandmother who always had interesting keys for all her treasures hidden in nooks and crannies.

1:05 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Love these various keys, and also the way you give yourself permission to draw - or not.

8:32 PM  

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