One Resolution: More Art in 2021

….on day one I’ve started to draw from my new book In Bloom by Rachel Reinert

I’ve tried this before where I wanted to make art every day of the year. I made a lot but I didn’t quite hit 365 drawings in 2018. This year I won’t beat myself up if I miss a day or two but I’m going to give it another go. My husband gave me a book for Christmas that I asked for and today I cracked it open and drew the first two flowers featured in the book.

I’ve discovered over the years that I’m very much drawn to flowers in my photography and my art. I always believe there’s more to learn so I’m really looking forward to drawing and learning more about flowers.

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Warming Up With New Pencils

….trying out my new pencil crayons that my son-in-law gave me for Christmas

To start the New Year out right I signed up for a three hour art class that went live over Zoom. There were over 500 people in the class and I recognized a few faces that I’ve come to know from Carla Sonheim’s on-line classes.

The class was intended to bring out our creative juices in writing and drawing. It was hosted by Carla Sonheim and Chris Wells and featured painter, Bobby Lucy and Guitarist, Jeremy Bass. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable session. I especially enjoyed the writing activities.

Before the class began I put together some art tools for the class and I came a cross an old ink line drawing that I had done years ago. I decided to test out my new coloured pencils that my son-in-law gave me for Christmas. The colours were rich and lovely to work with and gave the old line painting new life. My first official bit of art for 2021.

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January Squares – Day 1

…thanks to Becky B for hosting SquareUp

https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/01/01/square-up/

It’s the new year and with it comes Becky’s January Squares challenge. This month the theme is UP. You can interpret it anyway you want…looking up, uphill, upbeat, uplifting, etc. or the word ‘up’ can be part of a word like cup, tuppence, supper, super, etc.. The only rule that you have to follow is that the photo must be square.

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A New Challenge – Thursday Trios

….I like photographic challenges, they keep me on my toes when I’m out walking and looking for interesting subjects to snap photos of

I’ve always wanted to host a photo challenge and I think I’ve come up with one that is relatively original. The challenge is to find subjects that show up in a cluster or group of three. They can be birds, animals, people, flowers or inanimate objects. They can be staged or things you find naturally in the great outdoors or indoors. There are no other rules. They can be in black and white, colour, square or rectangular.

There is no need to write a story or even leave a caption with your photos. That’s not to say that you can’t add a poem or some text if you are so inclined. Whatever floats your boat. I’m looking forward to see if there is any interest in this challenge. If you decide to try it copy the link to this post and paste it into your blog. I should get a ping back and I’ll respond to your post.

Enjoy!

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