Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It's Good to Have Goals!

Goal: Art at least three times per week for a total of at least 156 days of some kind of art.

Actual: 209 days and still counting! I kept this 8.5 x 11 page in my journal and marked it every time I used my journal. You can tell that two months I used only pen and ink. Most other months I also used watercolor pencil. I'm definitely doing this next year too. It keeps me motivated.
Maybe I should make one for exercising too.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sandhill Cranes Migration

Last year I recorded the Sandhill Cranes migration in mid-November. Either I missed them earlier or they are migrating a couple weeks later this year. We saw two groups flying on Saturday. They are so cool and such a neat site to see, especially considering how rare they used to be in Michigan. When I was growing up it was unusual to see them and a Big Deal when we did. Now they are common to see and hear.
Mixed media journal page in drawing Moleskine with water color pencils, rubber stamp and ink.

My "New" Old Chair

This chair is so comfy and cool! I bought it at a consignment store on Sunday but I've barely gotten to sit in it. My kids and cats have been hogging it.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Keeping an Artists Journal

I've been having so much fun taking another online class with Cathy Johnson. This particular class is on keeping an artists journal. I've been pretty faithful at keeping up with my goal to journal in a sketchbook at least three times a week for almost an entire year now. Even so, its so nice to get new ideas and learn more and the class is certainly doing that. It is also a great group of people to share with and learn from. I'm not uploading specific exercises from the class, but I have been keeping up with life journaling and here's a tidbit.