A few years ago, one of my dearest and bestest friends, Amber (who I commonly refer to as Nakers), packed a bag and left Southern California for Phoenix for a much needed life change. This move left me deeply saddened as our occasional get-togethers and frequent phone calls swapping stories about men, stupid people, life, and frustrations in fitting into designer jeans scaled to a minimum.
So… in an attempt to maintain a semblance of communication, I came up with a brilliant idea the other day while we chatted. Daily phone calls were unnecessary and with my newly found commitment to blogging I thought of a way that we could interact on a semi-consistent basis without being overwhelmed.
We brainstormed a bit to come up with a project that would be suitable to blog. Many ideas came up (some that I may even try out myself), but one just fit perfectly. Amber would do a 30 day drawing challenge!
Here’s a little background as to why this is perfect for her. Amber is one of the smartest women I know. Seriously, she qualifies for Mensa. She’s ridiculously intelligent, witty, carries a wealth of trivial knowledge and was physically blessed with a bod that women around the world pay thousands of dollars for. She’s confident and adventurous, but she fears only 1 thing: having to perform artistically in the form of any visual (drawing, painting, etc) and performance (dance, specifically) art.
Conquer your fear AND entertain me is essentially what I told her. We found a 30 day drawing challenge (yes, the one that’s circling around Facebook) and I somehow coerced her into commitment. We both decided that she doesn’t have to do one each day, but at least draw something once a week and send it to me. I’ve told her that I will reciprocate her diligence with a comparable challenge of her choosing, should she find it necessary to compensate her for her artistic anxiety.
At last, I am proud to unveil DAY 1 or (Drawing #1) of a new series that will be featured on ROSB…
I can’t wait to see this challenge unfold!