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    « Doodle #673.4a rev-16b | Main | Retro | Vintage Drawing Practice 4 »
    Friday
    Feb262010

    Draw Your Purse

    tammy's drawing

    daughter's drawing (then 8 yrs old)
    circa 2008, 9x12" strathmore drawing paper, pencil

    These drawings are from 2008. I set up a still life of two purses at the the dining room table and sketched them in pencil. After pitching a few attempts in frustration, I was working on a third when my older daughter, then 8, asked if she could sketch as well. She drew a fairly quick sketch and that was that. No stress, no fuss. Such a different experience for each of us! She simply drew. I had a vision in my head of what my drawing "should" look like! We "grown-ups" need to constantly remind ourselves to focus on the process and the outcome will be whatever it will be!

    More thoughts on perfectionism and process at How to Trick Your Inner Perfectionist and Become an Art Journalist, Perfectionism and Creativity, How {Not} to Micro-Manage Kids' Art, I Don't Draw Things.

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    Reader Comments (3)

    Your daughter is very talented. She draws what she sees! If only.....I have a real hard
    time doing still lifes.....I am much better at drawing off of a picture. I may just draw my
    purse today! Thanks for the inspiration :D

    p.s. Your drawing is very good too :)

    02.26.2010 | Unregistered CommenterEden

    Your daughter's drawing is wonderful, Tammy! I keep some of my grand-daughter's art in my studio to remind me to see with the eyes of a child and, most of all, it reminds me to have fun!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

    02.26.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerri@PringleHill

    *Eden, Perhaps drawing from a photograph is easier because it's 2-dimensional? I'd never thought about that aspect, might go back to photos!

    *Terri, I like your idea of looking at children's art just to remind ourselves what art is all about.

    ~ Tammy

    03.8.2010 | Registered Commentergypsy

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