2 Words: Work Bigger


Today I thought I’d share some images from a series of charcoal drawings I’m working on–mostly because I’m enjoying myself so much making them. They make me want to run through the snowy streets imploring the world to work bigger.  So I have 2 words for you my bloggy friend: Work Bigger! It’s very liberating.

All these drawings are works in progress. At least, I think they are. I’ll keep looking at them and decide over time. It feels good to make them and all kinds of thoughts/feelings/images/experiences are coalescing as I work on them–but more on that at a later date.

What’s nice about working on something that feels right is that it doesn’t really matter what anyone else thinks of it. These drawings are a path I’m on for a while, and I figure I’ll just keep making them until I’m done and see what I’ve got at the end.

In the meantime, here they are. They all measure approximately 3 1/2′ tall x 4 1/2′ wide–except, of course, the square one which is as wide as it is tall. :-) (Click on any image to view it bigger. And thanks for looking.)

New Site! New Workshop! New-New-New!

The other thing I’m doing is scrambling around like a mad woman trying to get a new site up and running–a site just for my studio–kind of the local outpost of Make Great Stuff where I’ll be teaching classes and workshops as well as making my own artwork. I’m an excited/nervous duckling.

I had fantasized that I’d be sharing this new site with you here today, but it’s all been more work than I anticipated–nothing unusual there. My brain never ceases to be unrealistic about how much work I can get done.

(I come from a family where work is a highly prized activity–you can pretty much get out of anything, even a funeral, if you say you “have to work”. Not that I do that, try to get out of funerals, but I’m just sayin’. So I’ve inherited a great work ethic, but mostly, it’s kind of a drag. Except for my bosses. Every boss I’ve ever had loved me for it. So, now that I’m my own boss, I’ve kind of a got a conflict of interest thing going. I’m working on it.)

Anyway, in addition to the new site, I had my first workshop in my studio last Friday night. It’s called The Creative Breakthroughs Technique Workshop and it was a big success if I do say so, and I’m dying to share all the details with you about that as well.

Alas, that’s a big part of the new site, so I’m still not done dotting my i’s and crossing my t’s on that either. But I’m hoping to do a big “taaa-daaa” thing here on the blog about all of it on Monday or Tuesday next week. I’ve even got a little video going. Please stay tuned.

So picture me writing and uploading and editing and adapting and pay-paling my weekend away. And taking breaks to work on my big drawings.

(Did I say I’m trying to do a drawing a week? Next week I’m hoping to dedicate a whole blog post to the ease-of-being-creative-when-you’ve-got-a-work-in-progress-going strategy. Kind of a P.S./ Part II to my Magic Spell post the other day.

What are you doing this weekend? Are you snowed in like we are here in NY/NJ? Would you like to share links to some artwork you’re working on? Please leave a comment and share what you’re doing, whatever it is, I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. caryn says:

    LOVE them! can’t wait for change of season to see what images spring brings to your mind/hand –
    of course I am snowed in too – but it really is beautiful, if you can just watch it fall and not have to go anywhere -
    love checkin in here <3
    keep on rockin sarah bush!

  2. Sarah says:

    Thank you, Caryn! xo -S

  3. Rob says:

    Hi Sarah,
    The drawings are great! Being a cartographer for many years is likely part of the reason I like these so much.
    Looking forward to seeing your new site (they are a lot of work!)

  4. Cairene says:

    Gorgeous! I really really *really* love these drawings.

    And the first workshop of the local outpost was a success! Fantastic.

    Looking forward to more of everything you do. :) Cairene

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