|Exercise sketch from D. Michie's Photograph 2008. Graphite on Paper - Melissa Mead 2012 NFS|
Thursday, August 30, 2012
This was a quick 20minute exercise in figure drawing (quickly becoming my favorite kind of exercise...you know versus physical exercise).
I used D. Michie's gorgeous black and white as my "exercise" for today. I'm working on a few things from proportion to shading to ....okay everything a usual. I'm really happy with the energy of the lines and the proportions. - There's obviously more work that COULD be done but...for 20minutes I'm happy.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
|Family and Friends helping each other through a challenge. Photo by Melissa Mead|
MMIP: Fear....hmmmm a toughie. Sometimes we are held back by unseen/unconscious fears. I think those are the hardest. I'm working through a fear of missing what is coming to meet me. I can feel a change coming...but what is it? It sure is taking a long time to come - is it ever going to get here? Will I be in the bath and miss it? My biggest fear is looking so urgently to the future that I'm actually missing the now.
A short original poem:
F - futile
E - emotions
A - awaiting
R - redirection
I just made that up....I think it's well expressed however and shifts it from a big dark monster to something simpler. Easier to find your courage through redirecting fearful emotions?
Are you also struggling with this enigmatic sense of expectation? Are you afraid/excited/apathetic?
Well - if you are excited and expectant - check in Thursday for an update on what's been happening in the studio....