Wording With Draws

30 Jan

I got to thinking that maybe I could get my mind off my troubles, and those of the world, by drawing. So I bought some pastels and some acid-free 11 x 14 paper. 

Tonight I drew some. I drew out of my head, like a kid would draw. I just played around with the chalk, seeing what the 48 colors would do. I wound up making a forest enclosure and a flaming tree. The forest enclosure revealed itself after I made it. The flaming tree was more overt and less successful, but it has its good points.

This was fun and soothing. I recommend doing this. But what wasn’t good was that there is nowhere near enough browns and greens in this box of chalk. And not enough black. This culture is everywhere!!

And of course I’m going to endlessly break the chalk via using it from different angles and pressing on it for different effects. This is not a problem. But I definitely need more greens and browns and certain shades of oranges, and a lot more black.

Thus are addictions born.

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