...and playing catch up.
Monday is my day to chill. It's my day off and my day to spend a leisurely morning at the cafe with my coffee, computer and sketchbook. This is my comfort zone. It's also my procrastination zone, my black hole of Pinterest zone. This is where I chase after inspiration.
The artsy blogosphere is chock-full of challenges to inspire my creative juices. "It's a String Thing" is a great one for me. I have a love/hate relationship with strings. I absolutely love their purpose in getting pen to paper and vanquishing the sometimes intimidating blank page, but often I find them constrictive. I tend toward the organic and I'm inspired by pieces that "think outside the string", where you know it's there but it dissolves into the piece.
Then there are times like this where I just have to embrace the string and challenge my fear of graphic boldness, like my intro pic above:
It's a String Thing Challenge #73 puts forth the patterns "schway" & "paradox" using string 68
I've yet to submit any piece to "It's a String Thing" as I keep missing the Saturday submission deadline.
Here are some pieces I have stored up. I'm putting them out here now so I can commence with new challenges and find my post rhythm.
This next one is String Thing challenge #71 using the pattern "Arukas" with string #69.
Alrightythen...let the games begin!