After finishing the 100 Day Project, I was understandably happy to have a little more freedom in my daily drawing. I didn't have to draw an animal every day anymore.
I still had the habit of drawing daily, though. So I was free, but also felt a bit purposeless. I have bigger projects I am working on, like the bug coloring book and a children's book written by a friend, but I found myself wanting a smaller series to help focus my daily drawing.
So I decided to focus on flowers, birth flowers actually. Most people know about birth stones, but not everyone knows that every month also has a flower.
I figured this project was appropriate to start in my birthday month, August. So I started with that.
Then I jumped to November, as requested by my husband who will be turning 33 on November 16th
And then today I started in on October, since my little dude will be turning 2 on October 18th.
One thing I remembered about myself as I've been drawing these flowers is that ... I don't really enjoy drawing flowers. I get bored with all the petals and leaves and such.
Which is interesting, because I generally enjoy drawing repetitive patterns. Such as ...
But petals are different. They are repetitive, but also each petal is individual and it's own unique challenge. As opposed to a flat, geometric pattern which is more predictable.
Oh well, I've already committed, I'm seeing this through. And I think they will make lovely little prints and cards.
Which month should I do after October?
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