In teaching gesture class one of the many things that become repititous in my vocabulary is "Have Fun". We have been bleesed with the opportunity of working in a field where we get to draw all day. I don't know about you but, I am completely excited about that, all the time. I understand we have to work for others and draw what they need us to draw but it beats digging ditches. Unless you've been blessed with a digging ditches passion.
Once a few years back my brother wanted to save a couple of bucks by laying his own cement in his back yard. He asked me if I wanted to help him out and of couse I said yes. So there we where with a huge cement truck in his front yard and the driver wanted to charge to pour it in the back yard. As you can imagine my brother wanted to save a bit more he decided that we were going to wheel barrel it back barrel by barrel. That was a lot of cement and NOT FUN! I almost died that day and I told him, "This is why I'm going to stay in school and draw for the rest of my life"
It's tuff sometines to consider this having fun attitude becuase we have tons of drawing theory and lessons in our heads trying to come out into one sketch. My opinion is to try and let go of these theories while in the moment and let them become second nature. Relax and consider the challenges given to us. If we drudge on through our work and miss moments of inspiration along the way I think we might be going down pesimistic roads. In the class we play music that the model may bring or whatever is on the radio. Everyone chats as well as the model sometimes, and I constantly try to encourage a fun and free atmosphere becuase who wants to make what we love to do, a Chore and a Bore! So loosen up,"Have Fun" and enjoy these nice pieces of art.