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!
But there you have it! An example of what I've been doing with myself this weekend!
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Sunday, March 14, 2010
A Writing Break
Posted by Amalia Dillin at 10:54
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And you say you CAN'T draw...mine would have been a stick figure!ReplyDelete
I say I'm not that good at it :) Or maybe not as good as I'd LIKE to be.ReplyDelete
That's awesome. All you people with multiple talents are envied by me. :)ReplyDelete
It's quite good, all right!ReplyDelete
I left something small for you on my blog!
Sarah, you are too kind :)
Can't draw? He's amazing! I'm with Tina, mine would have been a stick figure - probably missing an appendage, maybe two.ReplyDelete
Maybe I am my own worst critic with drawing :)
How can you people be so good with so many things altogether? I wonder.ReplyDelete
I would trade it in for a publishing contract :)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Man, I wish I could draw like that!!! My 2 year old draws better than I do lol.
Hey Amalia, I love the blog.ReplyDelete
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....
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!