Tuesday, November 26, 2013
My friend Fran showed me a sprouting red onion this rainy morning when I arrived at her house. Drawing it was a fine way to start the day. I didn't draw anything else until after dinner tonight, when I grabbed a handful of silverware from the drawer that has odd pieces. I had thought that I might get to 1000 this week, and I really wanted to finish up this sketchbook with that milestone drawing. But I had only one double page plus a part of a back page of the book that already had some notes on it. The silverware seemed like a good choice, all those skinny pieces that could be crowded onto the pages. The numbering system is mixed up because I numbered as I drew, and I drew as I could fit things in.
So here's the last page of the sketchbook. There's no real theme here besides most items being long and thin. #1000, on the other page, is a pretty little green leather pouch in which I keep two Swiss army knives and a whittling knife. I mainly use these for peeling bark when making paper from bast fiber. I plan to take a couple of days off from posting since I'll be out of town over Thanksgiving and away from my scanner. I will keep on drawing, just post everything when I get back in town. I'm considering posting every couple of days instead of every single day, but keep drawing every day. Not sure yet. I am really loving this practice! Drawing just gets easier and easier. I highly recommend this.