(Old draft from about 6 weeks agoWhilst attempting to minimise my lifestyle in order to start a new chapter, I found old “pieces of my heart” scattered throughout my belongings.From handwritten notes of encouragement and hand crafted gifts from my kids to other items to that also mean SO much to me but are too large to travel with. Tucked between boxes of sentimental bits and bobs, I have unearthed hundreds of doodles in various stages of completion. In the evenings I have taken to “completing” these… perhaps as a symbol of finishing off my life in Port Alfred?I had been attempting a “zentangle” basketweave fill. I wanted to try it in fineliner … easier said than done …but I had some development notes from the first attempt.These were helpful … although the end result is not yet what I would like it to be, (I seem to constantly wage a war against untidiness/imperfectionwithin myself) I thought it might be helpful for someone else trying new things.
Ah! you noticed that bit about comparing myself to others (blush)…yes I am working through that, too. Incidentally an Indonesian artist (Gamafeelgood on Insta)https://www.instagram.com/p/B08dJk2gEha/?igshid=16venp6rd981m…whom I admire for “neatness” had this to say (which I really loved):“Nah! No need to compare. At least we’re grateful we can makes freehand draws! It’s joyful, isn’t it?”