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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!

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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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