In my May review, I mentioned I underwent Art Coaching. As part of my session, I did some doodling. I forgot how much I loved doodling – creating without real purpose. I was thinking that would be a great way to give myself that daily connection with creativity.
Last Tuesday, I pulled out the drawing pad and my pencils. I attempted some doodling then I started to draw a house. I am not sharing that page because it’s just weird. I barely got the roof line when I got inspired to draw floor plans. I love drawing floor plans and designing houses in my head. I keep thinking I am going to make 3-D models of the houses I design but in almost 30 years I have yet to (just goes to prove how long I can procrastinate).
I love the purpose behind drawing floor plans. I love the lines and the dreams that come with each floor.
I wanted to share with you the floor plans that I worked on all last week. By this Monday, I had forgotten all about the doodling so I need to work on that.
My floor plans are based on someone else’s redesign of this house. I printed out all the floor plans and then didn’t bother to make a note of where I got the information since I was just playing.
I’m sharing this part because I had plans to attempt to draw the outside with my ideas for colors and what not but lost enthusiasm.
First floor. I added a back porch with a laundry room. This is the most complete of the floors.
Second floor. These are really more like doodles because I forgot to finish a lot of details such as where the windows were and many of my doors were afterthoughts.
It’s nice to draw without true purpose. I get frustrated with the idea that I have to create something. That my drawing has to have an end game. I know that is not true and I miss just playing. I’m hoping to get back into doodles and playing with color without purpose. I love the floor plans because it’s all about dreaming and design. One of my first housing designs was when I was a pre-teen and the house had weird walls and lofts in random places. Later I thought about changing the design to be more conventional but why – it’s perfect just the way it is.