Doodle-a-Day

December 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Rachel's Thoughts

I have a friend named Brad Ferguson.  He directs YTV hits such as Almost Naked Animals and Numb Chucks.  If it’s got screaming and slap stick, he’s on it!

He recently got me to start rebuilding a habit I’d lost somewhere between teenagehood and adulthood.

“Doodle-a-Day”  is a practice I want to see all of my animator friends start now. Who cares if you don’t like it. It’s practice. It’s reestablishing a habit that used to come naturally.  When we animate for a living it’s easy to forget we haven’t really drawn for a month. Let’s get back to our roots!!

I also encourage my writer friends to write something every day, my musician friends to create music every day, and my theologian friends to study a verse every day.

This also serves for me, personally, as a practice in not being anxious about perfection. We need to just make.  One crappy drawing can lead to an idea for a better drawing.

And even if you don’t post pictures to the internet of your doodle-a-day, at the very least, don’t throw it away.  What you think is bad today may just take time and fresh eyes.

I’m posting the doodles-a-day that I’ve been putting up on facebook so far.  And I’ll be adding more.

It only takes 21 days to form a habit.  Now go doodle!!

More Prints Available!

September 10, 2011 by  
Filed under News

There are more prints available!

Order one of the following 8.5×11″ prints for yourself or a loved one.
$25 per order, shipping included within North America.  Add $10 for overseas shipping.
And by all means, larger donations are welcome!

“Great Beyond 1”          “Great Beyond 2”          "CBC 1" marker on paper“CBC 1”

“Chair”          “Day:1”          “Safe”
Send orders to retch10@hotmail.com via Paypal with a message stating your name, mailing address and which print(s) you’d like.
Also, it would be ideal to let me know if your paypal email address is not your contact email address, just in case of questions or delays.

As I heal, look for a job that doesn’t require my arms, each order I receive helps me out.

Thank you so much to everyone who’s already donated and ordered from me.  I truly appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Rachel.