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Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Writing Break

I took this weekend off from writing, which is a lot easier to say than to do, I have to admit. It's been pretty refreshing though, and I'm glad I did it. Hopefully I will be able to go back to the things I'm working on with fresh eyes Monday and way fewer crazy-laptop-out-the-window feelings.

In order to keep myself from opening word documents or jotting down notes in notebooks, I decided to do some sketching. I haven't done any in about two years, and lately I've been in the mood to draw. At least it kept my hands busy and my brain off writing!

Unfortunately, I'm not a very good artist. I can only draw something if I have something to look at, preferably someone else's art, and even then I'm not all that fabulous, but at least it's recognizable. I was pretty surprised at how quickly I got my hand back.

Now, I give you the anticlimactic reveal!

Unfortunately, my scan wasn't that great either.

But there you have it! An example of what I've been doing with myself this weekend!

12 comments:

  1. And you say you CAN'T draw...mine would have been a stick figure!

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  2. I say I'm not that good at it :) Or maybe not as good as I'd LIKE to be.

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  3. That's awesome. All you people with multiple talents are envied by me. :)

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  4. It's quite good, all right!

    I left something small for you on my blog!

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  5. Thanks Tiffany!

    Sarah, you are too kind :)

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  6. Can't draw? He's amazing! I'm with Tina, mine would have been a stick figure - probably missing an appendage, maybe two.

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  7. Thanks VR!

    Maybe I am my own worst critic with drawing :)

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  8. How can you people be so good with so many things altogether? I wonder.

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  9. I would trade it in for a publishing contract :)

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  10. Awesome drawing! I'm glad that you took a nice break this weekend. My muse decided to return on Saturday, so for me it was the complete opposite! All I did was write.

    Man, I wish I could draw like that!!! My 2 year old draws better than I do lol.

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  11. Hey Amalia, I love the blog.
    And, as a fellow writer, I can relate to your much needed 'break from the pen'. Because I have a few other creative passions, my breaks tend to be involuntary, but I commend you for setting down your passion knowing that when you return to it, it will be for the better. Long live Fresh Eyes....

    Thanks Amalia.

    jeffc

    http://awriterundertheinfluence.blogspot.com/

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  12. Thanks Kristen!
    I get frustrated that I can't do what I want to do with a pencil and paper, so I usually don't do much sketching, but it's been fun. I can't tell you how many story ideas started teasing me the minute I decided to take a break. I had to do SOMETHING to stop myself from opening word documents.

    Jeffc: It was REALLY hard. I kept itching to open word documents and get to work, but somehow I managed. I'm going to see if I can push it through the week, though, for my sanity. I haven't had a real vacation for more than a year. Glad you liked the blog!

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