365 Days of Art – Days 1, 2 and 3

…..meditative and fun to do 

I’m loving my personal challenge so far. Three days in and I’ve managed to produce three pieces of abstract art. I won’t always do the same type of art and I will eventually move onto larger pieces. I may even take some of these smaller pieces and use them as inspiration for a larger piece using a different medium, perhaps acrylic or ink.

January 1st, 2018


January 2, 2018


January 3, 2018



Time for New Beginnings

…..I’m not a believer in New Year’s resolutions but I have set a challenge for myself for 2018

With all that went on last year in my personal life I felt that my art suffered. Once I stopped teaching I found little time to pursue my art. Ironic isn’t it that retirement was the reason for not making art but rather than go into all the details as to why that happened I want to focus on the now and how that will change.

Recently I complained to one of my followers that I couldn’t find time to make art because my studio space was still in a shambles from the renovation. This very wise woman suggested that I take my sketchpad and just start drawing anywhere in the house. So that’s exactly what I did and when everyone had gone to bed I would open my book and start making marks. Then I added some watercolour. I’m loving the process and have decided to make art every day, even if it’s just a doodle.

I started the challenge on New Year’s Eve. Here is my first piece of art made on the last day of 2017.


I will try to post a work of art every day or if I start on something larger I will post the progress on a daily basis.


Square Sky Challenge – December 31, 2017

….thanks to Becky B for hosting the Square Sky Challenge in December

I think this will be the last square sky photo for December.  I know it’s late but Christmas to New Years Eve is always so incredibly busy in the Cormier household. Here the sun sets on the last day of 2017.