Another Saturday outing and once more the camera stayed in the bag, replaced by a sketchpad and pencil.
Is this photography? I mean I am recording a scene, putting it down on paper but not with photosensitive chemicals but with carbon ..
The freedom of just sitting, watching and letting the hand follow the eye is so satisfying. Even if what is happening on the paper before me is not perfect (by a long shot!). It's almost secondary to the enjoyment.
The freedom to let it happen, to open up to the possibilities seen and unseen.
The freedom to interpret in a non photographic way
The freedom to let go.
Eventually you come back to the present and you find an hour has past and your paper is covered in thoughts and interpretations of what has passed before your eye during that time.
Yes, satisfying ....
"The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web." ~Pablo Picasso