Timeout for Art: Sketching


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I’ve been carrying my little sketchbook around with me again.

I pull it out when I have a moment, waiting for a lunch to be served or for the dogs to have a swim.

More often than not, the meal arrives or the dogs shake off before the sketch is complete.

I started this little drawing at Livingstone Studio last weekend. Then someone came by, and we started a conversation. Then I noticed another artist was struggling to hang her work. Then I saw old friends I wanted to speak to. Then someone asked about my painting process. And on the day went, my little sketch abandoned, unfinished.

It used to bother me, having rough-looking, unfinished drawings interrupting the “flow” of my sketchbook.

It doesn’t bother me any more…that’s all a part of the story!

About cindyricksgers

I am an artist. I live on an island in northern Lake Michigan, USA. I have two grown daughters, four strong, smart and handsome grandsons and one beautiful, intelligent and charming granddaughter. I live with two spoiled dogs. I love walking in the woods around my home, reading, writing and playing in my studio.

14 responses »

    • Story starts I return to often, but sketches…seems I have a huge collection of unfinished ones. When the moment passes, there goes the inspiration. Thanks for reading, Tammy, and for your comments!

  1. I like the best that you don’t mind the unfinished nature of it these days, Cindy. It sounds like you are following the flow of life. This week I took a notebook up to the coffee shop to write and ended up reading and being present. In the moment, that felt like the way Spirit wanted to go…

    • I wish I could develop the same attitude about all the other unfinished things in my life…the laundry, the mending, the weeding…maybe it’s best that I don’t become TOO comfortable! Thanks for reading, Kathy, and happy to hear you let the spirit lead you to what was best for you in the moment!

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