Thursday, June 28, 2007

An Apple a Day

Bowl Fruit
copyright Susan Borgas

An apple a day keeps the doctor away or so the old saying says. Perhaps it should be draw a piece of fruit a day keeps the artist eye and hand cordination healthy.

My home is overflowing with items to draw and yet so often I sit like a stunned mullet wondering what to sketch. It sort of goes like this when I do make an effort.

  • Open fridge door....... shut fridge door; scary stuff in there!
  • Look inside my cupboards..... nope nothing to interest me but do take note of the dust over cupboard that needs cleaning.
  • Walk around studio...... notice paintings that need to be completed.
  • Poke my nose outdoors and nearly freeze in the process...... shelve that idea.
  • Check my email and RSS feeds....... nope, no ideas there wink
  • Back to the studio and do some work on a painting to avoid sketching.
Somewhere in all this confusion a drawing will sometimes materialise. lol

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Vyoma said...

Not a professional artist.

But I get what you say. It is so annoying sometimes. :)

harriett said...

Very good drawing! The hardest thing for me is to start - "I sit like a stunned mullet" too (great analogy, btw!)I'm learning to work through the hesitation. A little diligence usually pays off.

Susan Borgas said...

Chuckle..... nothing like a bit of silliness when procrastinating.

Lisa B. said...

Isn't it funny how other peoples stuff is always interesting to draw, but not our own? Same problem- all this uninteresting junk lying around the house and I want to attend flea markets- where I can buy other peoples old junk. If this house didn't have walls, the clutter would spill into the street. :D

Susan Borgas said...

I have been known to poke around in garage sales myself. Last weekend I had the opportunity to check out a lovely secondhand shop in Mannum of South Australia. Now this isn't an ordinary secondhand shop. More in the line of antiques with lots of glassware. I had my credit card safely tucked firmly away in my purse..... maybe next visit I will spend some money! LOL!!!