"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes things visible in the first place."

Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Day 1, 2009

I joined the Creative Every Day Challenge...and today I was creative =-) The post just before this one was about me not making resolutions for the new year. However, this afternoon I did talk to myself a bit and decided that I would commit to starting an everday entry into a sketch book. I want to get more comfortable with drawing and sketching and I know that the only way to do that is to draw every day...so I am starting at the very beginning of the year and will see how long I can keep at it on an everyday basis. Of course, nothing says I can't get back up on the horse if I fall off every now and then...Anyway, I did sketch today. And I enjoyed it. It wasn't much but it was a start. Oh, and I found the manual to my camera so I can check on a few things that I had questions about. And I got some things organized in my work room so that I can be comfortable in there with space to be creative. I found some art supplies that I knew I had bought awhile ago and couldn't find for some time. I got inspired just looking in the bag! So I think this every day creative thing is going to be a lot of fun and a good nudge for me.

6 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

Just sketching every day will improve your skills. I need to do this again.

Debra said...

Accessibility is key for me. If I can easily put my finger on something, I am more likely to do it. So keep your sketchbook where you can see it and get into it every day and I bet you will be more successful.

Kim said...

I agree with Debra, I keep by sketchbook on the desk - I may close it but I don't move it off the desk.

jenclair said...

Looking forward to seeing some of your sketches!

rianammerman said...

Good girl. I couldn't get the link to work...

Happy New Year, Girlfriend.

Scrapmaker said...

I pack my sketchbook into my "work bag" every day. It has helped me with getting over the idea that everything I make has to be a "finished" product. One of my resolutions for the coming year is to use it even more.
Am loving our "winter". My favorite time of year. Jen