Detail from new 5 x 7 colored pencil piece
on Ampersand Pastelbord
Worked on this the other day while waiting for my son at his guitar lesson. In the car. :)
Some of you seem surprised that I draw in the car. I guess it is a little strange. I'm just weird like that. ;) And something that I can NOT stand is waiting with nothing to do. I hate it. I feel like that's such a time waster. And I feel like time is such a limited resource you know? Of course you do. We live in a busy world with hectic lives.
So I'm going to tell you guys how I do it. And why. First with the how:
I work small. I prefer working small. I don't know why I just do. I'm sure one day I'll get tired of working small, but right now I'm happy where I'm at. Working small, and with just pencils, makes it very easy to take on the go. Above is what I always take when I know I'm going to be sitting in the car for at least ten minutes. An envelope of photos I want to draw, a small box of colored pencils in the colors I think I'll use, a small sketchbook (mine's 6 x 6), and my 5 x 7 work in progress (protected in a clear bag).
And here it is all stacked up. Not too big right? Since I'm usually bringing my four year old's bag of things to do too I stick it in there and we are good to go. And then while littlest Cook is busy playing his Leapster, I get to draw for a few minutes. Works like a charm.
Now to the why? Because. . . well, see the pic below. :)
Because I, we, need to make the time to do what we love. And if that means drawing for ten minutes at a time in the car then so be it. :) Photo courtesy of namaste cafe.
So, how do you make time to do what you love?