Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Marginal Art


I have been neglectful of late and haven’t posted in quite a while. I have managed to get in some sketches and will try to get them posted soon.

It seems that life has a way of getting in the way – and before you realize what is happening it has taken control. I do a lot of traveling by car – can’t sketch then - and spend a lot of time in meetings or pounding away at the keyboard of my computer trying to meet some last minute requirement or fix some glitch – can’t sketch then either. I have managed to do some doodling during some of the meetings. My doodles started as a couple of scratches in the margins of my notes, and then became recognizable objects. Since this seems to be a potentially rich opportunity for drawing time I think I will try to take advantage of it every chance I get. Here is my first installment of ‘Marginal Art’ and I will periodically post new stuff.

7 comments:

Karen Winters said...

Your marginalia are fun to look at. I see sitting in a meeting in a room with one potted plant. You are dreaming about flying away to a vacation, where you will wander through ancient ruins, drink lattes and refreshing bottled water. Ah ... it is almost six o'clock ... time to go home!

Drawing, whenever and however we make time for it, is a good thing!
Keep it up.
Karen

Patty said...

oh love the margin art

one of the best west to get thru mtgs. and free sketching abounds
here - great job
-patty

Zee said...

Love your marginal art, Zeke!

Linda said...

Al well as fun, your marginal art is so tidy and well done! When I doodle at a meeting I automatically doodle other things over it, basically obliterating the whole thing. This is really great -- and I like Karen's interpretation of your day!
;-)

Elizabeth said...

Not only are your marginal drawings wonderful, but I love how you placed the image in your blog entry!

Great work.

Liz
www.elizabethperry.com/woolgathering

Kathleen Marie said...

Great Marginal Art. I must keep lined paper on me at all times, just in case I am in boredom land and I need to escape! LOL

Penny said...

I, too, like your marginal art!! I used to try to sketch in meetings but became self-conscious or worried that I would get "caught" not paying attention! I like the idea of doing it "secretly" in the margins! Thanks!! Penny