Everyday number 22. Drawn last night. Simply bed time after a long day.
Last night at 11pm I was too tired to contemplate drawing anything, but this ‘drawing a day’ has become almost irrepressible. This took minutes, but it is still worth an awful lot to me. Even the simplest drawing has something to learn from, in this case that the most simple collection of lines, in whatever colour happened to be selected in the iPad app at the time, can be lovely, can tell a story. This is our bedroom, this is where we rest. Where we record podcasts (best acoustics in the house), where flying ants appear in a corner every summer and escape through the window. Where the floor creaks, the heat pipes click, branches scratch on the roof on windy nights.
The most important thing about this ‘everyday’ process to me is that there are no rules. The medium, the subject, the style, everything can change everyday. This bothered me recently, but now I think it’s the best thing about it. I’m doing more with the iPad and Procreate App because I want to learn how to use it as a tool, and because it’s very convenient, but I’d like to do more on paper too. Or ‘draw’ with photos, or video.
This morning, lying in the same bed, I listened to the end of the Talk Art podcast with Roni Horn. What a fascinating artist! She did a drawing a day for 400+ days for her recent project ‘Log‘, and apart from the consistent paper size, said there were no rules at all. Further inspiration to carry on… ‘Drawing is like breathing’ I believe she said…