I wanted to get a head start on today so I woke up a little early (for a day off) to doodle out a face.
This poor fellow had the rotten luck of falling off his stem. Was he lopped off by some hapless gardener? Perhaps he chose to break free not anticipating the discomfort he might experience on the ground? Either way, he’s now privy to an entirely new point of view!
This morning I also signed up for the Ampersand Project hosted by the wonderful people at the Brooklyn Art Library/Art House Co-op/Sketchbook Project. Progress on my sketchbook has slowed while I put off coating the pages to prevent bleed through so I’m looking forward to digging into a new creative challenge.
For inspiration they posted this fun little tidbit:
Take inspiration from this gem of knowledge on Wikipedia:
Traditionally, in English-speaking schools when reciting the alphabet, any letter that could also be used as a word in itself (“A”, “I”…) was preceded by the Latin expression “per se.” It was also common practice to add the “&” sign at the end of the alphabet as if it were the 27th letter, pronounced “and.” As a result, the recitation of the alphabet would end in “X, Y, Z, and per se and”. This last phrase was routinely slurred to “ampersand” and the term had entered common English usage by 1837.
Aside from maybe doing some painting in my sketchbook I hope today will be filled with productive things like laundry, soap-making (radiantfettle.wordpress.com), sticker and t-shirt design, penning a couple letters and maybe going for a jog. It’s a tall order for a Wednesday! Stand by for an update tomorrow.
Now I’m off to yoga at WAAS!