I haven’t been doing much lately on the 100 ideas project I’ve been working on with Kerstin and Mim. They’ve been doing some interesting things with the project lately, and it’s a lot of fun to work on this with them.
I took my cue from Kerstin on this one – she drew a grid of places she’s lived, and I enjoyed looking at it so much that I did my own. It came along at the right time – I’ve been in a bit of a slump as I’m struggling to learn about watercolor pencils. I’m going to persis, to see what I can get out of them, but I get discouraged because I’m not very good at them yet.
So here was a fun project, and I used wc pencils to do it. the colors aren’t as good as they would have in in regular watercolor, but it’s easier to get in and do detail on a tiny scale.
The places I’ve lived, in chronological order, and referred to by either country, state or city depending on how I remember the place and a certain logic understood only by me, are :
Kenya, Ghana, Maryland (USA), The Jersey Shore(USA), Sydney (Australia), New Zealand, New York (city), New Brunswick (Canada), New Mexico (USA), Le Havre (France), Amboise (France).
This took a lot longer than I thought it would, but it was fun to go back and remember each place (or what I was told about the place if I was too small to remember, and find an image that symbolizes or illustrates it for me. I thoroughly recommend this exercise, especially if you’re feeling a little stuck.
Can you guess my favorite places from the drawings? I tried to be neutral, but maybe my preferences show.