Monday, September 16, 2013

My Monday Morning Muse ~ Archie

Happy Monday everyone!

Sometimes changing one small thing from your daily routine can make your whole day feel new and inspiring.

So when I got up to my office this early morning I decided to start my day in a different way.

Instead of getting right to work by turning on my computer like I always do... I grabbed a pen and a piece of paper and
did a quick sketch of my favorite thing in the world...

My pug ~ Archie!

Obviously as you can see from his pose, he was not quite ready to wake up this morning! 

I took advantage of this quiet moment of him curled up in his favorite chair waiting for the sun to rise. :)

I used a pen instead of a pencil so that this exercise would be fun, freeing and fast as I could not erase my lines.

When having FUN is your intent there is no room to be fussy! :)

I find that the option to erase will actually make your drawing less appealing to you afterwards as you're exhausted from trying to be perfect!

I gave myself 15 minutes to sketch him and 20 minutes to color him in using photoshop elements.

Ta Da!

This is my final piece that brought a huge smile to my face when I was done.

Whenever I finish creating something, whether it is a drawing, painting or fiber creation, I always take a moment to appreciate it and the inspiration and energy it took to make it. :)

It is like it just appears and I say... where did that come from?

Whose hands made this? :)

That is the magic of the life-force that we all have, focus and share everyday.

Thank you all for always sharing yours with me.

You inspire me everyday to jump out of bed with a smile.

R-Chee & I are so lucky to have friends like you.

I have created this new pug drawing as both note cards and address labels for you to enjoy on my website

What other FUN things shall we do together at your house today?

Will we cook your favorite recipe or maybe clean out a junk drawer and find an old treasure we thought we misplaced?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to come and play with you!

Melissa & R-Chee 


Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Love, love, love your picture. The contrast between the line drawing and the chair is wonderful!
Lynne x

Joan of LLD and ART is A Rhapsody Treasure said...

This is WONDERFUL Melissa!

And you are right, using a pen takes all the stress out of drawing for me because I always want to erase! With a pen you just have fun!
This was an exercise we just did in an online class I'm taking! And I drew with a pen looking at a photo of McKenna when she was a toddler collecting leaves! It was SO fun.

Anyhow, I LOVE this drawing!!! It is truly beautiful.

Have a Great Day!


Karla B aka Lady Skyclad said...

Adorable piece of art!

Beverley Baird said...

What a wonderful philosophy! We really do need to stop and appreciate what we have done.
Love your drawing - both sketch and coloured in.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We can learn so much from each other- and you just shared with us.
Thank you for that.
We love this sketch of Archie!
You are amazing!

Payton's mom said...

I just love this piece of art!