Monday, February 6, 2012
Whereupon I Finally Figure Out How To Make Pinterest Useful To Me
Okay, so we all know how Pinterest is a huge time suck, that makes you think you can (and will) do all kinds of awesome things, and then instead you just spend your time staring at pretty things on Pinterest and then nothing every really gets done at all? I KNOW IT ISN'T JUST ME, YOU GUYS, YOU CAN ADMIT IT.
So I think I found a solution. For me, anyway. I figure if I'm going to be staring at stuff mindlessly, the least I can do is try to make something pretty out of my obsession. So this last week I've been gluing pages together in a very old ratty bible that was given to me, and prettifying the pages, a little at a time! The idea of defacing a bible may be distasteful but consider this: it would have ended up in the garbage, so I kind of saved the word of the Lord from the landfill. I'm practically a hero.
These mini-doodles are just things that grabbed me visually and that I've tried to recreate in here, just for the practice. None of them are super-fabulous, but I'm having fun trying stuff out.
I find I learn a lot from copying something I see. Of course lots of times, what I learn is what DOESN'T work, but eventually it does lead to some good stuff as well. HA! If nothing else, it's improving my powers of observation.
So yeah... go draw something. You might just surprise yourself... in a good way!