Thursday, November 10, 2011

#NaBloPoMo Jumpstarting the Sketchbook Project 2011

I've had a great couple of days health-wise, and have been reveling in my new hobby- sitting upright. I started working on the 2011 Sketchbook Project, and I don't know if I'll be able to finish, but it's a good chance. After the surgery, the disc compression will be gone (which is why I mostly need to lie flat) so it'll depend on the incision and cut-up muscle pain during healing. I'm actually excited more than anxious about the operation.

Countdown: 4 days.

This will end up being the first real page, after a title page of a sort. The theme I chose this year (actually, my darling bleaders chose it for me) is Uncharted Waters. I'm using it as a process of self-exploration. I'm musing about reviving the wild girl within, the passionate daring girl who worshiped Dionysos and danced until her feet hurt, then danced barefoot. I'm thinking of that as diving into the uncharted waters of the unconscious, digging up that authentic free self who's been all knotted and jaw-clenched in the wake of mom's death.

1 comment:

  1. go girl! i'm doing the sketchbook too, and have been too nervous to start but i'm jumping in now. enjoy your time on it this week, hope your health keeps on improving!