Friday, January 1, 2016
First Sketch of 2016 & The Last Sketch of 2015
And the last sketch of 2015
First the last one…. I sketched a pinecone, then carved it into a stamp thinking I could use it to make every card original. Well, it would be Easter before I got them done so that probably won’t happen this season. Maybe if I start early enough next Christmas it can work.
So on to 2016 and I have a new sketchbook to try. It’s a Pentalic Field Book, 7 x 10 inch with 140 lb watercolor paper. This is from a photo over at the wetcanvas weekend drawing event. This year I want to work on more intense color in my sketches and work on sketching faster.
To do that I need to work on a sketch every day – maybe two or three. Currently I work on something everyday but it could be stitching, jewelry, printmaking, painting… who knows. But drawing is important and I need to practice daily, no matter what else I’m working on.
Another goal for 2016, get back to taking a walk everyday. I used to do it early in the morning. I need to get into a new habit of doing it mid day and taking along my sketchbook. Thinking positive…. I am going to do it.