As of January 2017, I completed my goal of daily drawings for two years. During this time, I amassed 730 drawings which I posted on A Drawing A Day, a Facebook public group. I was inspired to start this practice by a former art teacher Mark Andres who wanted to bring some real art to the pages of Facebook.
With some intrepidation at first, I posted my drawings. I made a decision to not criticize my work and to post whatever I drew that day. I became more observant in my daily activities, on the look out for something to catch my eye and what I could record for the daily drawing. One of my earliest discoveries was to find what drawing tools I liked to use. I experimented with felt tip pens, Micron pens, pencils of various weights and thicknesses, and finally to charcoal. I drew primarily on 8" x10" paper and collected my daily drawings in plastic sleeves and binders.
My drawings have become a source for etchings and paintings. They are a visual diary of my daily life over two years. Looking at each drawing, I can tell when, where and why. My drawing skills improved and I became fearless in what I drew. Friends and strangers followed my Facebook postings and offered encouraging comments. I enjoyed having this connection with the viewers and the others artists on A Drawing A Day.
I have taken a break from the daily drawings for awhile, but will continue to draw as it is an important means of expression for me.