I listened to my own self-preaching the other day and have been practicing creativity by making all these little doodles you see on the site, plus a lot of others that aren’t here. I also made an effort to do this first thing in the morning, rather than be on the computer right away.
I had hoped that my kids would come out in the middle of my working on a doodle, just to set a better example, but they stubbornly slept in to an appropriate waking time for a change, so by the time they got up I had already finished and was on the computer. I don’t want to say Epic Fail, but lacking a better phrase at the moment I’ll say it.
I’m only 10% serious. I’m not that disappointed. Intention does most definitely count for something, in my view. At least I practiced, and have ben trying to set an example, at times. Not right at the moment, though. Right now I’m on the computer, so as far as the kids are concerned, it’s as if I am playing video games. Ladybug, my daughter, understands but still wishes she had a better computer rather than an obsolete clamshell Mac from the Dark Ages. Cricket considers the following equation to be Unshakeable Truth: Computer Time = FUN.
But, I digress … this post isn’t about computer time. It’s about the oodles of doodles.
I have felt for many years that my drawing skills lack in certain areas, mostly regarding drawing human characters. I want to feel capable of illustrating my own works from time to time, and right now I don’t. This year I’m working on that. Sooner or later you might start seeing those pieces show up here on Rising Loaf.
I admit I that I’d like to be able to directly do the art using a drawing tablet. Right now I draw on paper, which I do enjoy, but then I have to scan it and the scan never satisfies me. It’s not as clean as the original.
Someday. There’s always