I’m so pooped. Been drawing in a way I’m not accustomed to, making a rather detailed drawing in colored pencil. Included in the picture I worked on today are rows of fonds of Rousseau-esque tropical plants. I have to count the leaves to keep track of what I’m doing, and it’s just about driving me bonkers!
A good antidote would be something like the above. I made this collage in my studio one afternoon for the sake of a photograph and then disassembled it, keeping the better fragments and consigning the remainder to the dumpster. It was something fun to do. Things like this make good designs for kids’ murals. This one has some genuine kids’ drawings in it. It was physical and fast, measuring about 80 x 80 inches.
In contrast, the drawing that’s driving me bonkers measures 11 x 14 inches! I’m still working on it. Not ready to post yet.
[Top of the post: Design for a Child’s Mural, by Aletha Kuschan, collage of drawing fragments stapled to the studio wall]