What I was doing was…

Doing some small things to help the solo show along today, taking it easy ahead of a full weekend. Making arrangements to workshop early ideas for the show and I also did some of the homework @pmuink set me -creating a set of symbols that represent me. Phoebe’s point was that we have recurring motifs or things we return to, and I thought that looking back over my past drawings and doodles (e.g. my 200 day sketchbook challenge from last year) might reveal some touchstone images and ideas. Realised that the images I return to are simple (my drawing skills are not very sophisticated), often rounded, often fun, natural and full of life and I draw a lot of stick people -this has been great start to gathering material for a workshop session. Tomorrow I’m going to do some novel concept exploration before spending a week on this solo show stuff.