Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Drawing a Day


Illustrator Lauren Nassef must be devoted and patient to do A Drawing a Day. I love watching the drawings evolve and change over time. Drawing sounds like a nice escape to daily stress and a great way to re-fresh your creative energy. I'm still trying to find out what a good escape means to me...I think blogging has helped filled part of that void. How do you escape?

35 comments:

Alyssa said...

My escape is walking around town with my Starbucks chai tea latte:)

cindy : quaint said...

lauren's drawings are wonderful - the house is lovely. i listen to music and visit my favorite blogs, like yours!

picciolo said...

either a good book or sewing for me! I love these drawings
: )

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Cocktails. :-)

And baking. My more wholesome escape!

please sir said...

Ohh I LOVE Chai Tea too!

Courtney said...

love these drawings!
voids are definitely filled with blogging during the day and a new cocktail or recipe at night.

Richiesliv DÅ och NU said...

The house looks mine when I have the fireplace on the go... §:-))

So cute!

Have a lovely day.

limonana said...

beautiful...i guess this kind of thing takes some serious dedication. my husband has been trying to do a drawing a day, & its so much fun to watch him evolve!

Sara Christine said...

Blogging is definitely an escape. For the most part, it's a soothing space just for me. I also love reading and sewing. Both are very meditative. And to be completely honest, reruns of Law & Order are about as escapist as it gets for me!

shi(f)t said...

i so wish i was disciplined enough to carve out "art/me" time everyday...

mandco said...

I admire those who are disciplined and devoted like that, and wish that I had more discipline like that myself... ;-)Blogging is my stress buster and it also gives me the opportunity to practise my creativity on a day to day basis, but the best way for me to stress down is spending time in our mountain lodge, reading or doing embroidery ...that's complete bliss to me :-)

josephine said...

i really like the delicacy of these drawings.

i often feel refreshed after taking leisurely strolls around town or on the beach, getting lost in a good book or movie, or going for a swim. afterward, my mind feels clearer and i've often found the answer to a problem that had been stumbling me.

Claire, said...

Drawing is stressful to me. My mind goes crazy like fireworks. I'm too hard on myself, stressful.

I meditate and
Practice deep breathing.
Inhale through nose 5 seconds.
Hold for 10 seconds.
Exhale for 10 seconds.
Make sure these breaths are from the diaphragm (low stomach area). While exhaling imagine pushing every last bit of air out of your lungs.

Do this for 15 minutes 2 or 3 times a day.
During times of stress especially because when we are stressed we tend to shallow breathe depriving ourselves of oxygen stressing our bodies further. Vicious cycle.

naphtali said...

Speaking French, Reading French...it gets me back to my favorite language! I just cleared a sewing spot for a table, fabrics and all the little things - so I'm happy to have that as a new escape! {While listening to French music perhaps.}

littlebyRD said...

These are pretty drawings. I read or walk as my escape. Both are very therapeutic and relaxing for me.

thrilled by the thought said...

Reading, walking, and playing the piano are my great escapes. I wish I could draw. I love these!

wunderbug said...

lingering over a tea with my ipod on.

stepping outside, kicking off my shoes and sitting in the grass. closing my eyes, and focusing on what i can feel, smell, hear. being present in the moment.

blogging is a much different kind of escape for me - i'll write everything down but also spend some time surfing around, which energizes and inspires me to get my butt in gear!

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

blogging and music.

Jules said...

blogging and losing myself in designing a new project - can't get enough of interior design!

Jozette said...

i'm catching up on my blog reading and commenting so sorry if you receive a barrage from me tonight!!

how do i escape? traveling far away or just getting out of the city, driving while listening to great music, reading a good book, playing guitar.

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

I would love to draw/paint something everyday.

TonicHome said...

Reading magazines and design books are my ways to escape! and of course these great blogs!

Elizabeth said...

My escape is reading. There is nothing like sinking into a good book!

Chris said...

Wow...as an illustrator, I can totally appreciate the work that goes into drawings like this. I can't imagine cranking out one of these a day. But I'm slow, so maybe she has a quick hand? They're incredible, that's for sure.

How do I escape? I blog, read books and magazines, take photographs, surf the 'net, sleep, shop (when I'm in the mood, that is), walk the dogs, and sometimes just veg out in front of the tv with my husband. :)

Robin said...

I wish I were artistically inclined. These drawings are so dainty and pretty.

I read, photograph, blog, and- shhh- take short naps when no one is looking.

Songy said...

If I recall correctly I used to love my 'fast' drawing classes with nude models (they change their pose every five minutes also). I used get 'high' when I was in that class. Yes, that was indeed a good escape. Now my life without drawing classes requires totally different thing I guess. As lame as it may sound I'm hanging out to see the next episode of House. :P

Girl Japan said...

The smoke stacking up is so fabulous.. sorry I've been MIA but suddenly all our furniture arrived but I added you to my RSS feeds so I can keep updated = )

avant garde said...

what a disciplined artist, i have been bad and not sat down to literally get going on a canvas or paper in a while now, thanks for the inspiration. i don't know about every day but maybe more often!

mary said...

I love, love that bottom drawing.

I used to escape by reading magazines. I still do that to some extent, but the blogs on my reader chock full of eye candy are quickly taking precedence :)

Catherine Ashley Talks fashion said...

AMAZING

Thanks so much for this amazing post

You have a really nice blog!!

xoxo

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I wish I could draw like that! Beautiful illustrations.

My escape? PHOTOGRAPHY. Definitely.

erin@designcrisis said...

The tiny house with big smoke is amazing! It would take me a week to draw that... can't believe someone is talented enough to do it in a day.

please sir said...

I know right?! Thanks for all your escape ideas - love them!

Stephanie Ryan said...

Good question. I think my best escape is the one thing I probably do the least. Paint & Create. I know I do it all day at work but it's not the same, as you know. My quick little escapes that I take more advantage of are walking, reading, and playing with my dogs.

A Print A Day said...

aw that little donkey.

hm. a good escape for me is chillin' at the park or beach with the husband and dogs :)

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