Wednesday, 4 December 2019

So I tried.......but I failed.....


Back at the beginning of November printmaker Sherrie York posted here about how she was going to return to a challenge of drawing 100 thumbnails in the month. What a challenge I thought to myself. I had read the post mid month and thought to myself I would give it a go myself with the aim of making it to 50. I have been a little undisciplined of late with my drawing practise and thought the challenge would give me the kick up the proverbial that I needed....

However 50 was a little ambitious I think at this time of year for me and I only managed 30 even though the maximum time I had spent on them was two minutes! How shameful - that's only an hours worth of drawing that I managed after all ;o)  I will do better this month (I hope) it's a nice challenge to get the juices flowing and a couple of these little scribbles might be the start of something in the future who knows...

Sherrie has posted a wonderful video of her Hundred which you can see here . I have to say they are amazing and show just what a skilled draughtswoman she is. Pop over and have a look. Now where is that sketchbook....


30 thumbnails for November   pencil on paper each one 5x5cm approx   ©2019LisaLeQuelenec

7 comments:

Chris Lally said...

Your thumbnails are magical, Lisa. You set a very ambitious goal for yourself. An hour of your time is better than none:)
And thank you for the link to Sherrie's blog. I watched the video. Okay, I'm impressed!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

You are an inspiration!
Thank you for the link
I'm going to dig out a sketchbook, and try the 30 in 30 days, starting today.

Debbie Nolan said...

Lisa - what a superb idea. When I visited Salty Pumpkin she mentioned this project. Wonderful idea and I am going to give it a try in the coming new year. Thanks too for the link...will visit Sherrie York. Have a super weekend. Hugs!

Judy said...

What a challenge! I think you did great!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi there Lisa,

Good for you for taking the challenge. Trying is a step forward... to a more realistic setting of your goals. Time is always a factor that can't always be factored into the equation. Now... you have a base marker to set sail for the next time. Try to overshoot that first... ACHIEVEMENT!!!

Good luck! Check out my newest blog posting. It's sent especially with you in mind. I so admire your spirit...and skill set!

Warm,est regards,
Bruce

Caroline Simmill said...

But at least you did it! you have created 30 fine wee drawings that to me are a journal of the days during the month. Well done Lisa!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Chris, so glad you enjoyed the visit to Sherrie's blog. I love reading along with her linoprints too. She is a great writer aswell as artist. Slow progress for me this month with the thumbnails and school breaks up tomorrow eeek! I think little man might be given a sketchbook to take up the challenge too ;o)

Hi Maywyn how are you getting on? I would love to see.

Hi Debbie, hope you enjoyed the visit. Best wishes.

Thank you Judy :o) It's surprisingly hard to catch up when you lose a couple of days worth...

Hi Bruce, thank you for your encouragement as always. Onwards and upwards ;o) I will be popping over very soon. Best wishes.

Hi Caroline, it does feel a little like a journal you are right. They feel like little seeds that planted in Winter might blossom into something in Spring.... Best wishes, it is lovely to see you posting again.