Looking back and looking forward on my creative resolution

When I first made “my creative resolution” just before the start of 2014, my mission statement was: “Hoping to draw, paint, and create my way through 2014.” I just wanted to be creative. I didn’t even know what I’d be working on. My interests were a varied list of painting, working with recycled materials, refinishing furniture,Continue reading “Looking back and looking forward on my creative resolution”

Focusing and following through

My last post was about “Coming up with Ideas.” A few of you commented that you have no shortage of ideas. This makes sense as Maya Angelou famously said, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” The “ideas” post was from the early days of my creative resolution. While reading through myContinue reading “Focusing and following through”

Practicing on scrap paper before diving in

After the debacle of the sunflower. I decided to practice on a scrap piece of paper before starting a painting of an Echinacea flower. This way I would have a plan on how to paint it. The scrap paper coneflower came out pretty good, so I started my painting. I loved the start of this painting.Continue reading “Practicing on scrap paper before diving in”