Inspired by other bloggers I’m revisiting my earliest posts.
My first post 12/30/13: Happy New Year!
“This year I’m taking my New Year’s resolution to a new level. I’m holding myself accountable, by making a commitment to blog about my progress. In the past I’ve been great in the ideas department, not as good in the follow through! But this time, I hope to draw, paint and create my way through 2014! Join me on the journey so you can witness the successes (and failures) and maybe we’ll both learn a thing or two on the way!”
My second post and a goal: Filling the Sketchbook
“I plan on filling this sketch book. Although it is a bit daunting! I like saving all my old sketchbooks and looking through them. I even keep drawings that I am embarrassed by. They show me how far I’ve come. I look at old sketches with a fresh perspective and know what is “off.” Sometimes I look at a sketch and proudly think, “I did that?” As I thumb through, I am reminded of projects I was interested in. I can add some of those to my list for the coming year.”
Working in that sketchbook became an important part of my weekly creative practice, and it was a turning point when I started painting in it. I remembered how much I love watercolor! Unfortunately the paper in this sketchbook wasn’t made for adding paint. So when I found the Canson Mix Media sketchbook – that I still use today – I was thrilled. Love the thick bright white pages! In three years I’ve filled at least 8 sketchbooks! Goal reached, and then some!
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2 thoughts on “First posts and first creative goals”
I loved reading your past posts, Eileen! Also, my horoscope (Sagittarius) didn’t really reveal much about my creativity, but it certainly highlighted my personality – always the hopeful optimist 🙂
Thanks Carol! Maybe that hopeful optimism affects how you feel when you start each project. Which would be great! By the way love your turtle!