Creative Every Day 2010 Challenge. This challenge encourages and supports you to create something -- art, word, photo, dance, music, etc., every day if possible and post your resulting creative piece on her site whenever possible.
As a result of my participation in November's challenge, I went out and found an art teacher (the mother of a close friend -- I will write about her later) to teach me how to draw. I have never had any art lessons, other than a week retreat of Betty Edward's Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. I learned that I could draw, but I hated it. I felt ready after November to o past these feelings and explore my abilities. I want to be able to draw and paint what I see and feel and I felt the Creative Ever Day Challenge would support me in exploring this.
"The Body" is this month's optional theme. So this is first entry is a contour drawing (more or less) of one of my legs. I have never loved my body. I am more comfortable with it now -- I see its beauty except there is still an uncomfortableness, a dislike, about my legs -- really my thighs. I have never liked them. But no way am I drawing my thighs! At least not yet, and I don't even know that I would share those drawings if I did. But here is my leg -- and boy did I draw it FAT. Diego Rivera FAT. Fernando Botero FAT. August Renoir FAT. I added the butterfly stickers so I wouldn't feel SO FAT!!!