…and after the challenge …she cleaned!

drawing of cleaning suppliesOK people can have a chuckle at this. With doing the 5 day challenge my house was a mess. So today my sketch is what I was using to do my  cleaning. As I stopped to sketch these I thought you cant get more mundane that this but anything is suitable to sketch as practice. It does not have to be particularly deep and meaningful. Some people feel that art has to be serious but I think to represent everyday life is OK. The shapes in these items made me stop, look and draw which is what a drawing exercise needs to be.

I have to admit that after racing about doing 3 sketches a day doing 1 is a relief! Best of all it feels much easier to find the time to do it. I know it is not a great piece but at least I did it!

This was done in Strathmore mixed media sketchbook using artist pitt pens and watercolour paint. I must admit drawing across the middle of the sketchbook is beginning to annoy me. I think when I finish this one I will use a larger size as I often feel cramped. The advantage of this size (5.5 x 8.5 inches or approximately A5) is that it fits in my hand bag and it is easily carried around. I have used this size journal a lot for that reason but I have to admit I often feel cramped. An A4 size is very large to fit in a bag. So I swing back and forth between the two sizes depending on my mood.

This topic is also #263 on the  EDM challenge list which reads Draw your favourite cleaning supply – well I am not sure there is anything favourite about cleaning stuff but this is what I was using this morning.  For those interested the Every Day Matters drawing challenge has a Facebook page where people share photos of what they have been sketching.

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