As part of an online drawing course I am doing on Sketchbook Skool, I’d like to share an image a day for the next 14 days. I am on holiday from art teaching and this is my way of “sharpening the saw” (thanks, Stephen Covey).
Today’s challenge: Toast. Yes, the one you eat for breakfast (when you’re not having rice a la Filipino style). My mission was to capture the nitty gritty details that we tend to overlook when we’re arranging two pieces into a sandwich or turning it into a makeshift pizza. It’s fascinating how an hour can go by just focusing on the ridges, holes and creases on a slice of bread. I have learned that patience is key, and that what seems tedious and time consuming can yield amazing results when you take the time.
It made me think about taking time to look at things AND people. It’s easy to make a judgment about something or someone when we give it a fleeting look. Either that or we totally bypass it/him/her. But there is value in focusing and really seeing something. What was initially forgettable or ordinary becomes interesting and special.
So you weren’t ready for my DTD (Deep Thought of the Day). But drawing toast can make me do that sometimes.