or otherwise known as EDM, Everyday Matters is an online sketching support group, of sorts. I discovered them recently via flickr where there is a pool that members can contribute photos of their sketches into. EDM has a very long list (287 so far and counting!) of 'drawing prompts' which I've printed out to give me ideas and inspiration for my doodles. The creative prompts have been helpful for me in getting back to my love of art. Here are some of the sketches, and simple watercolors I've done so far, oldest to newest...
EDM #1 draw a shoe
EDM #136 - Draw or paint something that's alive - a living thing - animal or plant
EDM #34 Draw a fall leaf
EDM #44 Draw an animal - a pet, a zoo animal, a stuffed one
EDM #116 - Draw something green
Everyday Matters #287 Draw Something Colorful
Everyday Matters #235 'draw a butterfly'
Today I did this colored pencil sketch 'en plein air' at a park while waiting for Jesse to get out of classes.
EDM #22 draw the moon
If you are interested in joining the sketchy folk at Everyday Matters here are some pertinent links where you can find more information. The Yahoo group is FULL of very encouraging artists of all levels, including some impressive authors and professionals too!
The Everyday Matters Yahoo group
Danny Gregory's blog, which EDM grew out of back in 2004
Everyday Matters Flickr group