Tuesday, February 02, 2010

EDM 258 - Draw your closet


Draw the inside of your closet. Yeah, this one was a real challenge for me. Honestly, this is the kind of drawing that I have been know to cower before and run from. But I had made a commitment to do the challenges, especially the ones whose level of detail made me whimper. It took a long time, there's an awful lot of vertical lines that disappear and reappear. It's like that in the real closet too.
But I did do it, and I learned a lot from it. Although, I confess, there are a lot more striped and patterned shirts in this closet. Lest you think I only wear tops, this is only half the closet. Skirts and dresses and pants hang on the other side of the shelf where there is only one bar to accommodate longer items. The shelves hold sweatshirts, pajamas, purses and socks in the drawer with the scarf hanging on it. Once I had tackled the challenge of drawing this closet, I was so inspired I went through the closet, the dresser drawers and the storage boxes under the bed. I threw out everything that I hadn't worn for more than a year or that I currently don't want to wear. It was exhilarating to clear up so much space. And now I don't have to face those mocking size 8s that I'll never fit into again.
Pentel pen and watercolor in the Robert Bateman sketch book.

15 comments:

Alex said...

nicely arranged! And your drawing shows a lot of details. ^^ I like the colors actually... very warm and peaceful

PAMO said...

A fabulous drawing!! I love all your detail and your colors make it sing. Well done!

Cathy Holtom said...

A very good drawing, I find doing things I wouldn't normally do improves my art no end, Keep at it!

curiouscrow said...

Well done you - a great job and you rose to the challenge.

nanke's stuff said...

Fine job! I understand your fear and trepidation - I look at mine, shake my head, and walk out! Yours looks great. Good job with the lines, and you put just the perfect amount of color in. nancy

Shirley said...

FANTASTIC!!! You inspire me to finally draw mine - also only half because there is a sliding door covering the other half....

Phyllis said...

Cordelia - I thought you were 'a bit late' posting this one because you'd spent time clutter-busting BEFORE you drew. Wow. Had a good LOL in reading your comments. Well done all around...

Carol said...

Great Drawing! I thought I was the only one the skipped the hard ones...it is scary isn't it? I love your closet in real life too..

marancat said...

This is lovely! Fancy doing this complicated drawing AND de-cluttering your closet! You must be feeling very pleased!

raena said...

I'm glad you didn't run from this one, the results are fantastic! (I would have to clean my closet first ;)

lilasvb said...

it is a great post, with humour and lots of creativity, good idear

Sandy said...

Fantastic, the Sketch and Courage and a cool closet too (I admit I did not even toy with the idea of doing my main closet) - cudos to you!

Ann said...

You did a fabulous job with this! I am so impressed with how tidy your closet is too! I need someone with your organizational skills to come here and help me organize my closet and throw out all my size 8s!

Hybrid J said...

What at detailed work! I'm loving it. Somehow I also pick up a huge amount of humour underneath all those clothes. Thank you for sharing.

Barbara Weeks said...

Nice job!