Making Drawings

Well, so far, so good. A week of drawings, one each day. Only 359 to go!

Jan_3_2016January 3, 2016

The drawing above is influenced by Pam Carriker’s book: “Mixed Media Portraits”.

In my quest to make a drawing a day for 2016, I originally thought I would post only those I like, therefore taking the pressure off a bit. Instead I am going to post all of them – the good, the bad, the mediocre. I think it is important to know that all artists make bad drawings, especially as they are learning. So, in an effort to make other artists feel better about their work, I will post all of my daily drawings this year! 🙂

Jan_4_2016January 4, 2016

I love making doodles and am particularly enamored of Lisa Congdon’s work at the moment.  I love her seemingly carefree illustrations.  They are lighthearted, colorful, detailed, and fun!  I especially covet her California arm tattoo!

Jan_5_2016January 5, 2016

Jan_6_2016January 6, 2016

For the lotus drawing, I played a little with my Stabilo All pencil and some water.

Jan_7_2016January 7, 2016

Today, I turned again to more Lisa Congdon inspired play.  This is directly from her current CreativeBug course “January Drawing Challenge: 31 Days of Drawing”.

Posting my daily drawings on my blog helps to create accountability for me, so I thought I would post my other goals for the Year of Transformation.

Goals for 2016:

  1. Draw every day
  2. Blog two times a week
  3. Open an Etsy shop
  4. Lose 30 pounds/increase healthy eating/exercise more
  5. Live within my budget – reduce debt by 20%
  6. Practice cello every day once the bone in my left pinky finger heals

Health and money are always at the top of the list of those things most people would like to improve in their lives.  We know what we have to do, why is it so hard to do it?  Creativity is the other area that I am focusing my energy on – this is what brings me JOY!

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