PART 3: ARCHITECTURE
Before moving to Japan, I often dreamily fantasized about wandering around, sitting alone and drawing all of the old buildings. Turns out, I’m a bit too shy to sit and draw in public, especially in a place where I feel so new. (Though I did draw all the temples in this post from life!) I’m also too lazy to take photos SO basically what happens is that I’m constantly trying to sear images in my brain and hope I can draw them later. Doesn’t often work with architecture.
I truly love the buildings here though. Vertical slats of aged wood and corrugated steel. It melts me. Every stone/wood building that looks condemned would qualify instantly for my dream home. I’ve also visited quite a few temples and shrines and am bowled over every time.
So, in honor of this weeks theme, ARCHITECTURE, I bring you some journal pages where I explore some of my favorite parts of Japanese buildings.
Putting this blog post together reminded just me how much I need to be drawing from life while I’m here. Sort of rekindled that old dream of me wandering around with a sketchbook and pencil in hand. I know if I don’t, I’ll regret it after returning home to the US, so this is me saying I WILL be a drawing wanderer. I will I will I will.
OK FRIENDS! Next week, I’m sharing: DETAILS. This is a super vague topic but it’s a way for me to celebrate and share all of the random tiny odds and ends and bits. That’s the good stuff in life anyway (besides friends and animals. And brownies.) See you next time!