Sunday, November 4, 2012

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater


Quick Sketch from my weekly journal.  Loving the fall colors and pumpkins, gourds, pine cones, cooler weather and cozy sweaters.

Posting this quick sketch, as well as a few of the others over this past month, has been a new path for me.  I'm actually quite proud of myself for participating in Blogtoberfest in October and posting every single day.  I realized over this past month that creating SOMETHING every day is not really my issue but posting is a real challenge for me.

One of the things that I continue to struggle with is what is the point of it? This month I've tried to let go of that and have just looked at it as a way to chronicle and share my creative process whatever that happens to be in the moment.  Viewing it that way freed me up to post the one minute or five minute sketches from my journal pages without a need for explanation or apologies or feeling like I needed a huge hunk of time set aside to post.

So, I'm going to try to keep going with Art Every Day Month (AEDM), hosted by Leah, throughout the month of November.  If I don't make every day, I'm not going to stress over it... But it can't hurt to try!

Also linking to Sunday Sketches-- always a great way to enjoy a Sunday!

20 comments:

  1. lovely tribute to the pumpkin and this time of year!

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  2. Pumpkins and autumn....isn't it the best time of year? Great pumpkin art!
    xx

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  3. I know what you feel about putting pressure on ourselves - in fact I've written tomorrow's post already about just that subject matter! I was on a roll this morning after I wrote my Sunday Sketch one!

    I like a nice bit of pumpkin so enjoying seeing your painting here! I've got a butternut squash roasting in the oven :)

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  4. LOVE IT! Bright, colorful and fun!

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  5. I love this, great letters! Good fun!

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  6. art everyday sounds wonderful
    i just love that line "Peter Peter Pumpkin eater!

    wonderful piece.

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  7. I can relate! I've decided to think of it as a creative version of Yoga or Running. Something I've always done and always will do and trust that it will jut make my life better.

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  8. I love your art and I know what you mean...but I think there doesn't always need to be a point...or the point is simply that you enjoy creating and sharing. I love what Mitzi said about the creative version of yoga or running. It makes sense to me too.

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  9. love the colors of your pumpkin and good luck with the Nov. goal!

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  10. Fall is my favorite time of the year. All of the beautiful colors and cool weather are so special. Participating in Art Every Day or Paint Party Friday has been such fun for me. I learn so much from everyone who is so nice to share what they are doing. Thank you for sharing your work and thoughts today.

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  11. Sounds like a great challenge. I never feel like much writting so ideal for me! I really like your drawing!
    ManonX

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  12. Molly ~ delightful and fun creation ~ beautiful in its simplicity ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  13. Very cool! I love the unusual angle for the pumpkin.

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  14. Tee hee. Very cute! :) And don't be so hard on yourself. Hugs

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  15. I love everything Autumn and your pumpkin is so pretty and charming. For me creating every day makes my life feel richer, happier and lighter.

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  16. what you learnt through Blogtoberfest this year is exactly what I got out of AEDM last year... it is just great to share your work with your friends and people who share your interests... it keeps you accountable more than anything, and stops you being too precious... I love that aspect of it... bet you cruise through this month as well... xx

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  17. Congrats on the challenge! I look forward to seeing what you create.
    Yes, pumpkins are wonderful; I like the angle you painted.

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  18. Love your pumpkin -and of course your lettering!

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  19. Good for you!! They say once you do it for 21 days in a row it becomes a habit or breaks a habit if you stop for 21 days!! After that it takes on all kinds of new direction!! Happy posting!! I used to post daily for years, then is waned now it's weekly!

    Hugs Giggles

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  20. The point of it is it opens your eyes to what you see all around you, it makes you appreciate colors, shadows and shapes more then ever before and it keeps you off the street and helps you make a lot of of artist friends. Keep up the good work and visit my blog sometime. www.barbararoth.blogspot.com

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