Sunday, 18 January 2015

Creatively frustrated.

Girlie cushion.
Poppy taking a close inspection of the eggs.

My final interpretation of the eggs.


I'm so angry with myself because I fell off the daily sketch challenge and missed several days. There are many reasons why this happened, I got fed up trying to think of things to draw, I was off doing other things then realised it was late the day had ended, the list of excuses are endless. Yesterday I had the luxury of doing nothing but crafting. It started off great, I rummaged through my fabric stash and found a great girlie piece of fabric. I decided to make a bag An hour in and I'd made a mistake by sewing to many pieces together. I couldn't be bother unpicking it so the bag became a cushion cover.  Off on the computer whilst I had some lunch and several you tube craft videos later I fell in love with a little house pot holder and thought I could make one of those. I then messed about trying to make one for hours. It looked nothing like the one on you tube and I became extremely frustrated as I'd spen hours on it and it went in the bin. Then I decided to make several cards with all the scraps of paper from making the house. However, I was totally frustrated, I wanted to be creative but nothing felt right so in the end I gave up and decided to read Game of Thrones instead.

Today I began clearing the mess from yesterday and under the pile of papers, fabric ad glue was my daily challenge sketchbook. I decided I would pick up where I left off only this time I was going to get my inspiration from the EDM challenge list .
I wrote out the first 100 things to draw from the list in a note book, I think that enough to be going on with. I then went through the list and my sketch book and crossed of what I had already drawn. Today I chose the draw an egg, or eggs in carton or an empty egg carton challenge number 93. Today I used Winsor and Newton water colour paints and a fine liner sharpie.  My sketchbook is a Seawhite of Brighton A5 with lovely quality cartdrige paper. I would have like to have added more shading and a bit more depth but Poppy decided to eat and scratch at the egg box which quite quickly started to come away in big chunks so it was time to call it a day.



9 comments:

Kath said...

doh, I have days like that too...
Nice to see Poppy, she is so sweet.

Joan Mc said...

It's always the same, when you have the time you get nothing done!! Half an hour and you just concentrate more. I waste so much time sorting through material and deciding what I'm doing,It's time to clear everything away. I've been trying to work out what OPAM stood for on the Australian blogs, when I did I thoght what a good idea, so that is my objactive this yaer!! I hope you manage your objective as well. luv Joan.

Joan Mc said...

Woops look at the spelling mistakes == objective and year my 'a's got in the way Joan

Karen Sainthouse said...

Absolutely love that cushion cover sis xxx

Caz said...

What a fun day you had,, love the picture of the eggs.

Susan said...

Hi Joan I can't spell so I didn't even notice lol! Xx

hi Sis thanks for following my blog Xx

Lin said...

Yup, we all have days like that - fortunately not very often!! Good idea to follow a list for your sketch book challenge - I always spend more time deciding what to draw than actually drawing! Have a great week. xx

sharonb said...

Pleased to see the EDM list was a bit of an inspiration after a frustrating time.

Susan said...

Hi Sharon thanks for taking a peek at my blog your welcome anytime. Also thanks for the inspiration your post have given me to have a go at the EDM sketch challenge. :)