For Christmas 2013, my friend Crissy gave her then 14-yr-old daughter a calendar that had space to do one drawing a day, as instructed by the calendar itself. Crissy invited me to do this with them, so I ordered the same calendar for myself, and on New Year's Day 2014, we began. Although at some point Crissy and her daughter stopped doing the drawings (as I suppose their lives were much more complicated than mine) I kept it up until I began to fall behind, and on 3/21/14, I gave it up altogether. Much to my regret. So on 3/22/15, I picked it up again and continued on until the end of that year. Each day I would text a scan of the day's drawing to Crissy, as a kind of incentive and also an accounting of my progress. I was not allowed to spend more than one sitting--usually 30-45 minutes on a drawing. Nor was I able to do any of them over again, though almost always I could see where I might have done better. I often drew from a photo of whatever the object was to be, but sometimes I just drew from an image in my head. I think I got better as the days went by... 3/28/16 STC
[The drawings were done on blank pages in several sketchbooks dedicated to the project, and almost all were 5x7". Mostly I used pen, pencil, crayons, colored pencils, sometimes paint and pastels.]
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