Horizon Lines and a drawing:
Billie Holiday needs no introduction, but my cat does …
When I started this blog, I made a solemn oath with my hand on the I-ching
that I would not post
pictures of my cat.
I have a small room with a drawing table and camera suspended
from the ceiling so that I can do a drawing exercise
whenever I want.
When this ritual of “drawing until the pad of paper is complete” started a few months ago, my cat was like: “What’s up? What’s going on?!?”
And, she sat on the floor, from a distance, and refrained from jumping atop of the table, which was curious because she is normally
very bold in scaling heights: She can even leap on top of my Granite Wall
with the action of an Olympian God.
There must have been a visual/psychological hurdle for her to overcome because of the reflective lighting, dark colors and the sheer smallness of the room.
She moves back and forth and sort of jiggles around
and lets out a deep, internal “cat-yell-of-victory”
that Mushashi would honor
before she jumps on top
of the table.
It was Day 6 of the drawing exercise – the dreaded Day 6 – that she first leapt onto the table and started interacting with my drawings.
This was the day that I forgot to press record on my camera (the footage in the video above is from drawing exercise #7) …
which if you recall, forced me to rethink my kickstarter launch countdown that I started on FB and elsewhere,
and which started a period of reflection where I investigated, researched and
remixed 5 essential elements for the launching of any creative endeavor.
Anyway, Horizon Lines is launched, and my cat now bestrides my drawing table like a Colossus … it’s out of my control.
I’m drawing everyday to stay engaged with my kickstarter campaign, Horizon Lines, and to build up a lot of raw material for my trip to India. I’m up to about 1500 drawings.
I will post a new drawing exercise everyday on my kickstarter page and offer it as a reward for a pledge …
Day 4 –
Another 9 x 12” Canson Sketch Biggie Pad, 125 sheets, Black Ink
I work until the pad is empty …