I’m doing the Index Card a Day challenge front June 1- July 31 again this year. Even though it is only 3 days in, I feel invigorated by the process of relating to the prompts and figuring out what I can draw in response.
Yesterday’s prompt was peony and at first I felt a bit stuck because I couldn’t even remember what a peony looked like. Once I googled it, I had no idea how to draw it.
However, I decided to abandon all hope of doing it well and just aim for giving the impression of a peony with my drawing.
I love how walking at even slightly different times of day or at a slightly different pace or a slightly different route leads me to notice new things in familiar places.
I love when rocks are sticking out of the ground like this, it reminds me of the site where I used to go to Guide camp.
I also love Khalee’s expression in this photo, kind of giving me side eye.
I’m sure I just have seen this type of tree before and perhaps I will recognize it again later in the season. I suspect that I am usually too busy in the spring to notice it flower, or maybe it has just reached eye level this year. Either way, I’m happy to have noticed it.
Even though I have always been fairly observant, I sometimes am so focused on completing a task before I get distracted that I don’t notice everything I would have liked to see.
I’m tweaking that tendency these days and it has been worth the effort.