This was the last week of my drawing challenge! I’m really glad I took it on. It helped me (mostly) maintain my sanity amidst the new baby madness. (I’ll have some baby pics for you next week.)
7. draw a houseplant
My Christmas cactus is blooming! I’ve had it for years and it never flowered, but I finally figured out why. I keep it in a room with lights on almost 24-7, and they need a period of dark to bloom. So in the fall I moved it to the basement for about a month, just until it developed buds. Then I brought it back upstairs, and voilà—it’s blooming like a champ!
8. draw something geometric
Is there anything more geometric than squares and cubes? I think not.
Week 3 of my drawing challenge, complete. Keep ’em coming over on instagram! #WWdrawingchallenge
5. draw something that makes you laugh
This one is going to become a graduation card soon!
6. draw where you live
Home sweet home! Our house is being pelted with sleet today. Perfect sketching weather, but I wish it was snow!
I’m a little late posting my drawings for week 2 of the drawing challenge, but I finally got them done! I love using this pocket box of watercolors when I want to add color to my sketches.
3. draw your favorite letter of the alphabet
After much consideration I decided capital letter “H” is my favorite. It’s so sturdy, symmetrical, and balanced.
4. draw a map
Iceland is one of the most magical places I’ve ever been. It’s obvious from my map I didn’t get to explore northern Iceland, so I’ll have to go back some day!
Week 1 of my drawing challenge is complete! These were drawn with a baby in one arm—multitasking at its finest.
1. draw your favorite childhood toy
I had an obsession with troll dolls as a kid. I had 20 or 30 of them, and I remember lining them all up around the perimeter of my bed, which in hindsight was pretty creepy.
2. draw a monster
I don’t even know on this one. Inventing a monster ended up being harder than I thought. I kept accidentally drawing cats or alligators dressed up like turtles.
What better way to start out the new year than with a fresh drawing challenge? If you’d like to join me, hashtag your drawings #WWdrawingchallenge on Instagram. I can’t wait to see what you make! Work at whatever speed is best for you—I’ll be posting two drawings a week on the blog for the month of January. Just because my shop is closed for maternity leave doesn’t mean I’m not still creating!
THE CHALLENGE! Draw these things:
1. your favorite childhood toy
2. a monster
3. your favorite letter of the alphabet
4. a map
5. something that makes you laugh
6. where you live
7. a houseplant
8. something geometric