Art Prompt #202: Open Doors
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Welcome to Week #202 of Might Could Draw Today (MCDT)! I’m here to invite you to draw with me today!
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🎄 This will be our last week of MCDT for 2022! I’ll be taking some time off to plan my next year and spend the holidays with family. I Might Could Do That will return on January 2!
This Week’s MCDT Art Prompt
Week #202: Dec. 12, 2022–Jan. 1, 2023
Theme: Open Doors
I tend to get quite contemplative this time of year, thinking about the year that’s ending and the year about to begin. I usually write an essay about the transition each year, and what I hope to do more or do less in the next. And so, I thought, why not combine that with drawing?
I’m reminded too, of this quote from the author Zora Neale Hurston,
“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Many people bemoan New Years Resolutions and New Years Eve and the whole idea of anything special about January 1. But I don’t know, I love the feeling of hope and possibility that come with a new year. It’s a time to either reflect and be grateful or look back and commit to making a change.
So as we draw between now and New Years Day, let’s think. What open door are you stepping through? What do you want to move away from? And what do you want to move towards?
Drawing and writing can help get us there.
Share Your Art with Us!
I expected lots of pink, froofy ballerinas last week, and instead, we got some amazing moody, creepy nutcrackers and rat kings! It’s always so fun to see how people take these open-ended prompts in such different directions! So thank you to everyone who shared your art with us!
Drawing the same thing collectively is all the more fun when we can share and see each other’s work. Let’s keep it going, by sharing your Open Door drawings with us all week long in our Substack Chat thread! (P.S. It’s now available in Android!)
I hope you have a happy and restful holiday and if I don’t see you in the chat or at our Zoom event, I’ll see ya here again in 2023!
Happy New Year!! Looking forward to reading your musings and enjoying art with you in 2023!
(I think only you can start a new thread in the Substack Chat. The last one there is still week 199.)