In today's session of Laurie Doctor's journaling workshop at Preston Arts Center in Louisville, we struggled with blind contour writing and blind contour vegetable drawing. Mine was asparagus. Others had garlic, a leek, an apple half, a sweet red pepper half, and many more asparagus spears. It was HARD! Those tiny budlets on the tip of the spear were difficult to draw in contour. Then we were told to put connected lettering on the pages with the drawing. Mine asked the burning question, "What is the best way to prepare asparagus?"
Laurie knew the answer, so I included her recipe on the bottom of the page.
Here is blind contour writing. Rules: we had to keep our pencils on the paper, the letters had to be connected, and we couldn't look at where we were drawing.
Here is some of that lettering placed on the edge of a page. I was told to keep letting my letters get larger as I went along the edge of the page, and with that came some misspellings.
I'll try to update tomorrow with results of tomorrow's session.