Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Watering Can: Drawing Useful Objects

Welcome to Day 18 of Drawing Into Poems, my daily drawing/seeing/writing study into poetry.  You can read more about this month-long project here on my April 1 post.  Feel free to read the books with me, and pull out your own sketchbook and jewelry box full of metaphor too...

Day 18 - A Watering Can
Click to enlarge the drawing.

Students - Yesterday was a very sunny and warm day, and I knew that my drawing would have to be an outside drawing.  I sat on our front porch and drew just part of a scene that also included a well pump and an orange and white cat named Firepaw.  Watering cans fall into the category of things I like to have around, along with button jars, handmade dolls, granny square afghans, handmade journals, and...well...cats.

I am noticing that drawing a picture each day focuses my attention in one place, something I strive to do more regularly.  Today I most like the note, "It is a teapot for flowers." Yesterday I drew a useful object, and I think I'll be doing this again.

This is Freya.  She has four kittens: 
Wilbur (orange), Tundra (grey), Otter (grey) and Lupine (black)
(She also has a pregnant sister.)
Want a kitten?
Photo by Amy LV

Yesterday, FOREST HAS A SONG was reviewed on As They Grow Up.  You can read the review and register to win a copy here!

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