Throwing In the Sponge – EDM 126


This must be the most unromantic and uninteresting subject under the sun. Well, one of them anyway. I think that is why I chose this Everyday Matters Challenge 126 – Draw a Sponge. I just needed to draw something that I didn’t care about.

For a whole week I have been going around looking at things and wondering whether or not I could draw them. Now I don’t know why I was doing this since I have proved to myself that generally if I sit down and focus I can draw most things. But for some reason I decided to sit and stew about it. It’s like I get drawing amnesia and suddenly I’m in remedial drawing sitting in the back of the class and staring out the window. Then my inner critic starts chastising me about not drawing. Grrrrrrrr.

Fortunately, the marvelous Sarah gave me the nudge I needed and I am back! Thanks Sarah!

What is this inside of us, this silent observer,
Severe and speechless critic, who can terrorize us,
And urge us on to futile activity,
And in the end, judge us still more severely,
For errors into which his own reproaches drove us?
~T.S. Eliot



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4 responses to “Throwing In the Sponge – EDM 126

  1. That’s a really great sponge!

  2. Very good. I am not sure if I could draw a sponge and make it look like a sponge…lol

  3. genxster

    Thanks! I did a pencil sketch and then did a quick wash over with watercolor pencil. I just took a really wet brush, rubbed it on the pencil, and then lightly went over the drawing. It worked out great.

  4. Sarah

    Hey I’m just glad it worked – it worked for me too. Weirdly I have exactly the same kind of inner dialogues with parts of my self. My critic is a right old bully given half a chance.

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