Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011- sooooooooooo many things to do!!!

I have committed this year to an art journal / sketch book to carry and enter at least weekly.  I have also gotten yet another art book for watercolor - BUT GUESS WHAT, this year I plan on reading it, doing the exercises and becoming better at the medium I love!!!  So today - my first journal page...

I truly believe that with the additional inspiration from SUNDAY SKETCHES that I can and will become the new me I want to be!!!

My first task is to redo this sketch / painting I did of one of our granddaughters.  I did this Feb. 2009 and had never really tried to do a person before but this is one of my favorite pictures of her and she is the essence of PINK.  One of the first lessons in the book I am studying talks about enlarging things you want to paint.  Grids are used to break the subject matter down into bit size pieces - so instead of being intimidated by the task - you actually tackle it!!!!  I know this is basic 101 but since I am not a trained artist - this really hit home with me.  So, this week - I will be working to finish this for next Sunday's SS.  


Thanks for visiting.
cheers, dana
make art - make friends - send art - share souls 
p.s. I plan to be a better rider too!!!  Just getting on a bike in late September didn't leave my much learning time in Michigan - but got my bike out for 1-1-11 and took a short spin!!!


Baby, it's cold outside!!!!

7 comments:

Penny said...

You go girl. The sky is the only limit.

Hugs,
Penny

Catherine... said...

Am loving your get up and go.. you will achieve your goals. Wow I'm really impressed by the motor bike, they scare the hebejebes out of me. Thanks for popping by my blog. Happy New Year

Ann said...

what a wonderful idea!! You go girl!! Love you on the bike! My husband has a 1948 Harleey 45 and a 48 Triumph..I'd be scared to death to ride either one of them! You are awesome!!!
Happy 2011 !!!!!

Marlene said...

What a great goal, the picture you did looks great, it will be fun to see it done again, but with the grid method (which I love by the way).

Kelly said...

Great idea!!! I need to try to find my writing juices again...

Aswesome bike! I didn't know you rode...

Kelly said...

P.s. Hubby hasa HD and a BSA~ both under repair. I'll have to post pix one of these days.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

thanks lady's - would love to see all your bikes (a husband's bike is a wife's bike )
cheers!