Drawing while cooking dinner

drawing of dinner cookingI have another drawing to share which was dinner last night another wok cook up. Needless to say it is part of a drawing challenge

I am drawing everyday at the moment but today Jerry goes back to work and I do too (I am working on a stitch related book) so it will be interesting to see if I can maintain the momentum. Various academic studies about habits and how to form them, or break them, demonstrate that if you do something for a month it becomes a habit. So I have my focus on establishing this drawing habit. Wish me luck!

For those readers who are a little tired of these mundane drawings, I hope to start doing a few posts about resources online etc after I have achieved this monthly goal. I know it can be a bit boring but it is just a stage I have to go through to establish the routine. Hope I am forgiven!

The AJW Sketchbook challenge run by Palma of A Creative Journey  proposes a daily prompt throughout January which is shared in the Artist Journal Workshop Facebook group This is my effort for day 11, which reads : lunch or evening meal.

This drawing is also #12 on  the EDM challenge list  which reads: Draw what you ate for dinner. If you are interested in this challenge The Every Day Matters group also has a  Facebook page.

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10 Responses to Drawing while cooking dinner

  1. But drawing the mundane makes it come alive! I really like how you create your backgrounds. I have a big problem with them. Also – have you checked out Zen Habits? Wonderful blog full of great info about changing and creating new habits amongst other things http://zenhabits.net/start/

  2. Next time stir fry is on the menu, I expect an invite! Seriously though Sharon I am enjoying your Sketchbook Challenge list. As you say you need get in the (daily) mindset to have it happen to schedule.
    How long do you allow for each drawing session?

    • sharonb says:

      Maureen I set aside an hour at the moment but I am getting quicker – this one took 20 minutes.At the same time I like things loose but not too loose! I have seen daily sketchers (online) get down to between 10-20 minutes. People like Liz Steel draw even quicker than that. Apart from trying to re-establish a skill I developed at art school I want to draw quickly so I can do better travel sketches but also record my life in sketches. I dont want to get to the end of my life and wish I had drawn more.

  3. Barbara M says:

    Don’t apologise Sharon, I Really enjoy seeing them!
    Hope things are moving along well with the book!
    Barbara M

    • sharonb says:

      Yes I am working on the book – I set a timer and work for a period of time – its the only way i will get it done.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Not boring at all!

  5. Marianne Squire Maszer says:

    Fabulous and yummy looking

  6. Anneliese says:

    Oh yes, bok choy – I was searching for the name of this Chinese vegetable of your post because it looks so typical what you sketched, so natural. I saw it mentioned somewhere……

    • sharonb says:

      Anneliese Bok Choy is very good for – lots of minerals etc. It is also cheap in Australia so a good value green vegetable.

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