I've found that in this attention grabbing world it can be difficult to find an area of calm in your life.
Even in the studio that should be both workplace and sanctuary there are so many things to distract you, eating away at that precious time and head space that you need to create great stuff.
Drawing from the back bedroom window.
Then a fleeting idea that has nothing to do with art ambushes you, or worst still, that bright glittering thing, the internet, which ironically you will be reading this on, calls you away, another game of Candy Crush? what's that on facebook?
- You are practicing your craft. (that's the only way to get better at it)
- You're developing ideas, allowing that area of peace where inspiration is given free rein.
- Want to maintain manual dexterity? Then it's drawing for you.
- And you know you are creating a small piece of art that can prove to yourself, and others, that you are the greatest thing on earth, AN ARTIST!