Monday, January 18, 2016

"The Chaperone", #6 wire drawing of 30 Day Challenge

"The Chaperone"  7" x 10"
$50   pen and ink on paper
This is the 6th wire drawing done in the January challenge. It dawned on me today that I am the type of person who requires goals in order to get things done. I've done the "30 paintings in 30 days" challenge for the past 3 years. It is a really tough challenge, but I always grew as an artist and felt such a feeling of accomplishment when I finished that 30th painting! So, this year, due to recovering from a bad bout with pneumonia in November and December, I decided to just try to do as many wire drawings as I could. Here it is, Day 18, and I've only done 6 wire drawings! My lesson learned is that I need to have specific goals in order to get more done.  That goes for everything in my life. When I diet, if I just tell myself that I will do my best, it comes off really slow. But if I have a deadline to lose a certain amount, I usually meet that goal. So.... Going forward, I commit to complete 9 more wire drawings, making a total of 15 wire drawings within the 30 day period. That's a good goal!


  1. You are so right about having specific very clear goals! The public commitment also works wonders for me! I am loving your drawings, looking forward to seeing more. Have you by any chance talked about your process for them in any other blog post?

    1. Thanks for your comments, Marcela. I haven't published the procedure of the wire drawings, because it has to been seen to be understood. Maybe I will make a video someday. They are similar to contour drawings, but there are many more steps that make them look like wire sculptures.



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