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.


10 thoughts on “Time for New Beginnings

  1. I, too, dislike new year’s resolutions, while at the same time it is wonderful to have a fresh start. That is why new year resolutions are so popular. Here is what I am doing: I want to take a walk every day. So, on days when I really do not feel like it, or feel I do not have time, I just do a very short walk. That way I am keeping up the habit. So, in your case, if you do not have time or space, just do a five minute sketch of anything, just to get into the habit.


    • I try to walk every day as well but the last few days have been so cold that your skin would freeze within minutes of exposure. I’m on my way to the hospital to visit a friend. I park at the opposite end of the building so that I can get some of my steps in.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s