Last week was the first full week back at work after my pseudo break. However, I actually went ‘away’ for two nights, so it was far from being a normal week where I could establish some 2019 routines.
So where did I go? I booked a serviced apartment in town so that I could spend a few days reflecting on 2018 and planning 2019. My secret for getting a lot of things done is to spend a fair amount of time thinking and planning, and locking in specific time to work on projects.
As I live and work in a tiny apartment it’s hard for me to disconnect from everything enough to do some serious thinking, so I decided to get away for two nights in order to do this. It was great and I got a lot done.
I ended up sitting in cafes (as well as the hotel room) during my planning days, and as a way of processing my thoughts, sketched my food and/or the view. So it appears that this week all I did was eat and drink. Not true! It’s just that cafe visits are the perfect opportunity for me to do some sketching.
So although I’m pleased with the sketching I did last week, I really want to carve out some time in the evenings for some object sketching and/or working on some of my research projects. Did I say that in last week’s article? Yes, I did! Obviously, it needs to be my focus for this coming week.
Anyway, without further ado, here are my pages…
(and they are all scanned this week… this is quite a task, but I’m happy to be back doing it!)
When I got up to leave, the man sitting at the table behind me said “Hi Liz – I follow your blog!’ He was there writing and in fact dedicates a whole week in January to reflection and writing. Small world! Lovely to meet you, Anthony!
Train ride home and back at usual cafe the next morning. For those of you doing SketchingNow Foundations, I talk more about this sketch in a video in Lesson 2 Bonus Material.
A fun continuous line sketch I did as an extra exercise for Foundations course.
(BTW it is great to see people trying this in the classroom over the weekend. I’m loving this re-run SO much!)
Another cafe visit and sketch. I chose the wrong moment to capture the guy in front and then lost a bit of interest in the whole sketch. This is totally okay as the point of my cafe visit is work, and sketching is secondary!
How did you go with your sketching in the last few days? What do you want to work on this coming week?