Several weeks ago I was faced with having shoulder surgery – rotator cuff and a lot of other thing I can’t pronounce nor understand. It was my dominant right arm, and I would be without the use of it for at least 6 weeks. A friend said to me, “How will you do without drawing for so long?” So…. after thinking long and hard, I set myself a challenge: I will attempt to do 100 People in 6 Weeks with my left hand! I put it out to all our Cafe Sketchers, but only 1 took me up on it. (And I haven’t seen any of hers yet!) It’s a little over halfway now, and the challenge has been modified. I can’t drive or even go out in public much in my XX-sized clothes I must wear for my arm and its 24/7 contraption loosely called “a sling.” Therefore, I don’t see many people to draw. So it became “100 Drawings” and since I’ve only managed to do about 25 so far, it will probably fall far short of 100. (I have read about 25 wonderful books, however!) I added haikus to my pictures because they are fun, and it gave me something to do during those long wakeful hours in the recliner during the night.
It’s been fun, and now that I’m sharing, I encourage you to try it. If you do, send them to me. I won’t share them if you say not to, but it may give someone else a boost – or at least a laugh!