Do you remember how joyful it was to draw when you were a kid? To draw something just because you wanted to, without worry about whether you could or what the result would be. Imagine how wonderful it would be to revisit that feeling and just sketch something for the joy of it!
Last year I took part in a #sketchtember challenge and it was rewarding in so many ways. Mostly because it reminded me about the excitement of a blank page and the challenge/ joy of attempting to recreate images captured in imagination, even if they didn’t always turn out as planned. One of the biggest lessons was realising that doing is more important then perfection.
I also met some amazing people and artists along the way.
I really would love to recreate that #sketchtember joy so I have created a prompt list.
30 prompts, 30 days, 30 sketches. They aren’t any rules really just sketch something using traditional or digital means and post on stories or your grid. I have created a new hashtag #wecreateforjoy for the challenge so we can all see each other’s creations. Also pls tag @bright.blue.balloon so I can see and share your creations.
That’s it from me. Thanks for reading and hope you will join in and sketch, sketch, sketch!!!
It’s rather windy here today. Strangely warm though! Make sure you hold on tight to your balloon. Don’t let it float away…
This is an illustration from A Wonderful Thing to Win. Where the bright blue balloon does float away but is discovered in an unexpected place. Owen and Carson make a rocket in order to bring it home. They use materials found in the recycling box. An adventure follows as they soar up, up, up to retrieve their bright blue balloon.
“If the balloon floats up, up, up until they can’t see it anymore
They’ll soar up, up, up until they bring it home once more”