I’ve often thought that if I can reclaim the inconsequential segments of my life, I could actually accomplish a few things. Often, we artists talk ourselves out of drawing or painting because we don’t have hours on end to be in our studios. Personally, I find motherhood to be a huge challenge for finding time to paint, especially in the summertime, when our lives are chopped up into little bits driving here, there, and everywhere. If you take your sketchbook with you, you’ll find all kinds of time to draw…during soccer practices, swim lessons, and piano lessons.
These sketches were made while my youngest had her weekly piano lesson at a friend’s house who has a gorgeous outdoor room. These are a few views from sitting in one spot and pivoting a bit as I drew. Bits of color added later. By the end of a week of this “drawing in the margins” of your life, you will be amazed at how much art you’ve been able to make.