EDM in EDiM 15-17 A tree, a favourite tool and musical instrument

May 17, 2010 | Leave your thoughts

I have been having a bit of a mid-month crisis – a bit dissatisfied with myself on the days that I rushed the challenge to get out of the way (both the resultant sketch and the lack of enjoyment I felt in this approach) and wondering what my big goal for the month really is… I don’t have time tonight to expand…

So I decided to take the pressure on myself off… make sure that I want to draw the object and to not worry if I miss a day- either posting or sketching.
Needless to say, when I take the pressure off, I often keep performing… so tonight somehow I am now up to date !

In case you missed it- here is my tree from Saturday… done very quickly (what a surprise!) at the end of a long sketching day!

Of course my favourite tool is my lamy joy pen with a gold EF nib… but that would have been predictable and a bit dull to draw.

The only musical instrument I own. This is probably all a little to difficult to explain… but it has a LOT of meaning for me and reminds me of the struggles of the early teenage years.

The book is my Scottish Psalmody – which contains the Scottish Metrical Psalms and the tunes written in tonic solfa – this is how we sing at church in 4 part harmony. If the metre is the same you can choose any tune to sing – hence the split pages. So Sound of Music does have a practical use – it is the only way that people can understand it! But Maria doesn’t explain the way it is written and the meaning of all the dots and dashes. A very clever system for the unmusical.

This is part of the Everyday in May challenge – drawing something every day
in May. A group of us thought it would be fun to do a Everyday Matters (EDM)
challenge each day using EDM 1-31. The list is here
The Group that is going to give this a go (so far… let me know if you want to join in and be added to the list)
Me (obviously) flickr or blog
Alissa flickr
Wendy (QuirkyArtist) flickr or blog
Jennifer Blog flickr
Sandy blog or flickr
TravellingSueP blog
Deborah blog
Margaret blog
Anna blog
Marthann blog
Yasemin blog
Carol blog
Anita blog flickr
Matthew flickr
Johanna blog
Sandra blog
Tyanne flickr
PrettyArtyBuildings blog
Maureen flickr
AJoyfulmoc flickr
LuxdLux flickr
Speck blog flickr
Claire blog
Janene blog

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