I struggled this summer against carving a figure when I took my stonecarving class. Not sure why. All those years of drawing figures and then I just stopped. However, last week I found a life-drawing group--a lovely group of people in a wonderful space (see below)--and I decided to go and just...draw. No expectations of creating "art" at this point. They meet on Saturdays and Sundays for the standard 3 hours. Life drawing sessions are always the same; you could be anywhere in the world and know the drill - short poses leading up to longer ones. Best of all, it's just a couple of blocks from where I live.
Pano shot of the large room for life-drawing. The basement walls are an amazing texture.
In all of my ePortfolio work I talk about using the blog as an engine for collecting evidence and tagging that evidence so that during the selection process it is easy to filter. But I never follow my own advice. So as of today (1/15/13) I am going to begin dumping things in here and see if I can train myself to get in the habit of posting something at least once a week.