Thousand Sketches Update – the life of the hand.

It is a few months off 4 years since I began this Thousand Sketches Project almost three years since I completed it in 2007. I have continued with less haste and perhaps less naive enthusiasm… ? in my Psyberspace Journal Category Art

While on the Thousand Sketches journey I visited Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey. “Keep Sketching” to find more of myself, was his advice. I think that is ongoing. I went into acrylics… but it is not possible for me while I have a life as a psychotherapist, work hard. It took a lot to give that a go for a while in 2008-9. Back to digital. And it is mostly abstract, circles & crosses, that is all that wants to be there. I do occasional flowers or mountains, but patterns. pattern and more shapes & textures will squeeze them right out.

There is one unifying simple thing: the hand. I like to use my scrawly writing, it not what comes from my head, but from my hand. Scroll through the last few years of sketches and there is a lot of “hand” scribbling.

This is somewhat typical:

Another more recent, follows:

I did this last night, could not sleep, got up for a while. Illustrates where I’m at.

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