People have been asking me what I planned to draw for my one thousandth drawing, and I've said that I wasn't sure, wouldn't be sure until I sat down to draw, because that's the way it works most days.
And that turned out to be true. I kept thinking that something important or significant would occur to me - something that would let me reflect on what I've been doing and what it has meant to me. But in the end, everyday life won. The sun was shining on the front porch, and I felt like sitting on the swing and looking at the sky and the house across the way.
An important part of this project has been the slowing down, the sitting down, the noticing. The individual drawings matter less to me now than the feeling of moments accumulated, the excuse to pause and daydream, to woolgather. I'm grateful for all these moments, for what I've been learning along the way, and for the community I've found online. Thank you all so much for your visits, your comments and your silences, your links, your questions, and your suggestions. Please know how much your presence means to me.
And I hope you can join me for the next 1000!
If you are joining the distributed drawing party, please add a comment to this post and let everyone know what you drew. (If the picture is somewhere where you can link to it, that's a wonderful extra treat for all of us. If that isn't possible, don't let it worry you!) Comments on this post will be open through midnight (Eastern daylight time, U.S.) tomorrow, September 25th. Welcome to the party. Cheers!