Happy New Year to everyone! Hope 2010 is wonderful for you.
You might have noticed I wasn't around much (blog wise) in December. In November, I started taking Suzi Blu's Goddess and Portraits class and I became obsessed with drawing faces. I really enjoyed her class and felt like I was able to take her teaching and really make it my own. So while I was busy drawing faces, my art journal was rather neglected. I realized in December that I didn't have any entries done and I didn't have any place to write! Usually how I work is I finish the art part and then I write my entry. I don't finish pages in a front to back order, I usually skip around so I do the same with my writing. Anyway, now I'm paying attention to my art journal again.
I've set myself some art resolutions for the new year:
- learn more about drawing faces! I'm taking Misty Mawn's portrait class (online too) next.
- do more art journaling. I had art journal fail from March to July. Not again.
- get rid of art supplies. Argh, this one is hard, but I've been inspired by Rice Freeman-Zachery and her destashing journey which she's documented on her blog. I have a room upstairs that is a dedicated studio . . . filled with stuff I don't use. I mostly work downstairs anymore because it is close to the kiddo when she is sleeping and when she's awake, she'll go upstairs but there is so much up there I have to watch her around that I can't work. Plus frankly it is a mess and I couldn't work up there anyway. This is probably my hardest task for the year. But I'll try to document and share the progress with you. And I'll probably list a few treasures on Etsy and mention those.