Thursday’s Drawing, Sorrow – a compilation of the process

No drawing this week as I sort through subjects for my next drawing – I’m undecided, but getting close to a decision and looking forward to getting started.

Thank you to everyone who stayed with me during this drawing, your comments and words of encouragement were so appreciated.  Thank you for being a blogging friend.  In the meantime I’ve compiled the 13 weeks of photographs taken showing the progress of the drawing.

I hope you enjoy the ride as we look back, for better viewing click onto a collage to enlarge it.



Sorrow weeks 1 - 5

Sorrow weeks 1 – 5

Sorrow weeks 6 - 10

Sorrow weeks 6 – 10

Sorrow weeks 11 - 13

Sorrow weeks 11 – 13


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31 Responses to Thursday’s Drawing, Sorrow – a compilation of the process

  1. Very cool to see the process and a very beautiful result.

  2. restlessjo says:

    I am speechless! The end result is truly stunning, Mary 🙂

  3. Lovely compilation, it’s great to see the whole process like that!

  4. Gallivanta says:

    The collages are art pieces in themselves; a lovely series.

  5. Amazing process, Mary, and the result is beautiful!
    Have a wonderful, creative weekend.

  6. Great idea to show all of them together as we can appreciate your journey. It was exciting to watch your work unfold and very moving to see the result and read your words about it.

  7. I agree with the comments above. The progression makes a beautiful, secondary series!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Elena! I may consider doing a summary with some of my OPs paintings, might interest people to see the painting process with OPs.

  8. Jackie says:

    It’s so awesome to see all of them together! Thank you so much for sharing your process. I found it to be very interesting. 🙂

  9. wow, the progression itself is a work of art Mary, interesting how it seemed
    the available light affected the background color in each photograph.

    • Mary says:

      Thank you very much glad you enjoyed it – for me it’s like the closing chapter of a book as a look back of sorts. I know what you mean about the colors, all depends on the time of day and where I take the photographs – I think with my drawings I should probably take them in B&W for consistency throughout the process. Appreciate the feedback.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Mary – Surreal how you share such detail of your work. Seeing these together is as good as seeing a rose unfold in time lapse.

  11. this is great, and i’m thrilled to be in the city where i can enjoy viewing this and other posts that i’ve missed!

    before replying, i searched – and found – a site with the story i promised.. it’s so very encouraging! i hope that it helps your mother.


    • Mary says:

      Yeah Lisa, so glad you were able to find a place to relax and read through everyone’s blog posts. Thanks so much for taking the time to check back in on this piece – it was a wonderful project to work on. I’m off to read the article that you attached, means so much that you would take the time to pass this along, thank you.

      • whenever i have friends w/loved ones suffering from memory loss i send them that link – or one similar that links to the initial discovery…. the long clip was new to me, and i enjoyed it last night – it’s so heart warming when i see where others are selfishly trying to make a difference…


        • Mary says:

          Incredibly moving project Z – watching the short clip of the gentleman come alive through music is truly amazing. Knowing the numbers of individuals suffering from Alz and dementia and how they are expected to grow, the results through this research/study is offering hope to millions of people around the world. An ugly disease that robs people of their dignity, whereas music that’s offered to these folks will give them a bit of life for their tortured souls. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome article.

  12. Painting for Joy says:

    Wow Mary. That’s so amazing! Thanks for sharing your progress. I’m in the same boat with what to paint next. I’ll be taking a little break to let the creative juices build back up.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Rhonda, thanks very much. I think I’ve got my next project selected and am considering whether I’ll be drawing on black paper or white – both will have a dramatic impact on the final piece.

  13. M-R says:

    It was an amazing process to watch for this totally unartistic blogger, Mary – I felt privileged !

  14. I loved witnessing the whole process! 🙂
    Happy Thursday, my dear Mary! xx

    • Mary says:

      Hi Marina, thank you – it’s very satisfying end of the process in being able to compile and show the progress of these drawing projects. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with sunshine and inspiration.

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