|Chisel point of Sharpie used on its end to make marks instead of "drawing" lines|
This afternoon, I will receive my second Pfizer vaccine and will make the last drawing in this series (I’ll show it here tomorrow). How will I feel to finally stop what I’ve done for 407 consecutive days? Although on some level I grew tired of drawing my hand long ago, I managed to stay engaged by keeping the exercise challenging. As I’ve mentioned, this series has pushed me to try many things – new materials, new approaches, heck, even a new drawing hand, twice – that I probably wouldn’t have tried otherwise. More than anything, though, I came to rely on the ritual of starting each pandemic day consistently: Eat breakfast, finish coffee, draw hand. When everything else in our world has been turned on its ear, it’s important to have things we can count on.
|Bubble wrap envelope embroidered with dental floss|
|Sharpie on bubble wrap envelope|
|Brush handle and India ink|
|Acrylic matte medium dries clear, so I photographed|
it as quickly as possible while it was still a bit wet.
|Here's what it looked like when it was completely dry.|
|Crest toothpaste applied with toothbrush to corrugated cardboard. One more to go!|