My new evenings.
What do you do in the evening or anytime of the day when you are relaxing from your busy day?
Do you watch TV, play games on your phone, laptop or another electronic device?
This was my normal routine, after dinner we go to our assigned seats. LOL, well they really aren’t assigned like we have to sit in a certain chair or couch. But we always sit in the same spot, my husband on the couch and I sit in my comfy chair with my feet up on my ottoman. Now sometimes I have to share my chair and/or ottoman with my Gerty. Gerty is a 95-pound St. Bernadoodle that thinks she is a lapdog. Lol, but she is a whole story in herself. So back to what do you do when you are relaxing and back to my norm. It seems like I’m glued to my phone. Most of my business is done on social media, so I’m always checking in on that and I’m playing a game or two or three on my phone. Those mindless games.
Now I’ve often thought wow, I could/should be doing something constructive like learning to draw better. Practice makes perfect is the saying. So I could draw in the evening, practice and perfect my drawing skills. For me I have to think, drawing isn’t something natural for me. Drawing isn’t mind numbing. I think I lasted a whole week once drawing in during the evening. Then I would fall back to those mindless games. Yet, I knew there was something else I could be doing.
I saw some scribble art from an incredibly talented artist, Lou Stafford. I want to give Lou all the create I can, she sparked something in me with her scribble art. You have to check out her art on her website Lou Stafford Artist, she is just fabulous. So, I started scribbling and I hope I haven’t stepped on Lou’s toes because I so want to learn how to do this. She is amazing, she makes scribble art so appealing!
I don’t know if there is a right way or a wrong way to scribble art. I kind of started my way. Lol, Maybe I need to watch a few videos to see if there is a right or wrong way. I would love to learn how to do it Lou’s way, gosh I love her art. But for now it’s my way and I see it is starting to develop and change. So that is good, it’s showing growth in my artistic style and journey. I think scribbling is something that will stick with me. It’s kind of the mindless need that I have for relaxing in the evening. For me there isn’t that guilt I have for being on my phone playing those mindless games.
This brings me to another facet to my art journey. My scribbles, my artistic journey into relaxing and yet challenging myself to take my art to the next level.
We have a FaceBook group called Scribbling, Doodling and Drawing, I invite you to join and give this scribbling a try.
You don’t have to be an artist to scribble, it’s just letting go and being free with pen and paper.
For more information on Lou Stafford’s art on social media.