My First Sand Drawing on the DavidDrawing Channel

Had fun capturing a sand drawing recently. Drawing with one hand and shooting video with the other! Hope you enjoy.

See more drawings and/or subscribe to the channel at youtube.com/user/daviddrawing.

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Getting Tired of Beautiful and Special Things

I don’t know about you, but I can get tired of even the most beautiful and special things. I think this is probably true for most people.

I’ve lived in beautiful places like Boulder and Vail in Colorado, both of which I appreciated less over time. I’ve taken truly special photos, put them on my phone as the background, and gotten tired of them. I’ve made awesome art I loved and grew less fond of it, and seen amazing, historically important art in museums that started to bore me over time. I’ve listened to great music too much and cared for it less and less. You get the drift.

This is why I think differently when I see houses by the beach, or in the mountains, or some other amazing place. I’ve realized, yes, it would be great to live there for a while, but I would not want to live there for the rest of my life, or even for too many months or years. So I would not want to pay the high premiums people pay for houses in those places! For the same reasons, I avoid collecting expensive art, as I would get tired of it so quickly.

This line of thinking also probably implies I would get tired of being wealthy!

The thoughts in this post are yet more arguments for variety. And when you think about variety for a while, you’ll probably realize what you want is sustainable variety. At least that’s what I realized. This means finding ways of living over weeks, and months, and years, that give you variety you don’t get tired of! I don’t want kinds of variety that are like beautiful and special things that I get tired of. I want varieties of variety, and I want that to be sustainable, so I stay engaged and have the potential to keep being engaged. I think probably one of the best ways to get sustainable variety is to also pursue sustainable proximities. I think the two go together. Although that’s another topic, for now, here’s more on what I call the sustainable proximities approach.

If some of this rings true, you might be a bit of a variety person. Check out a project I started called varietypeople.org, where anyone can post their own thoughts, wishes and experiences, comment on the posts of others, and share ideas, events, resources and opportunities for other variety people. You might want to join us.

New Drawing Video — “Caterpillar Trailer”

Hope you enjoy my new drawing video on the DavidDrawing YouTube Channel. It’s called “Caterpillar Trailer” and here’s what I wrote about it:

Watch this one evolve into something that looks like a cross between a caterpillar and a tractor-trailer. It looks a little like something out of a children’s book, but probably too abstract and odd to be in one!

“What She Said” – New Drawing on YouTube

This video is only 53 seconds long!

Here’s what I wrote on YouTube:

Putting the final touches on the drawing “What She Said,” as I was testing the video setup. Luckily, this was when the personality emerged. I like the ambiguity of the noses and mouths. Where they are keeps changing as I look at it. The drawing also has this weird quality of being sad and hopeful at the same time. Maybe it’s because I sort of see several faces at the same time. One of them is even upside down, like an animal reaching down to feed on grass. This animal face that seems very innocent is only using the left side of the larger head shape and the left side of the eye, and I see the right side of its face, whereas for the larger more human face I see the left side. Ambiguous drawings seem to stay fresh longer.