Friday, February 10, 2012

Up Close and Personal

The Sketchbook Challenge theme for this month is Close-Up.

RIGHT UP CLOSE is the way I really like to see things.
I focus in so close on the details that sometimes we'll be traveling and my husband will take the camera away just to take one picture of where we are.

I'll take a tiny thing and blow it up huge in a work of art. When one of nature's tiny gems fills your entire frame of vision it gains a grandeur and beauty that can be shared.
Dream by Lyric Kinard
The ocean is gorgeous - but so are the ripples right under your feet.
Leftovers by Lyric Kinard
UP CLOSE is one of the reasons I love hand work. The slowness, the concentration on detail, feeling the thread and the cloth in your hands.... it's all about the details.
Family Ties III by Lyric Kinard

Now - pick up your sketchbook and look around. I'm sure there is something RIGHT  THERE that is worth drawing.
There is inspiration everywhere if you look CLOSELY!