Anyone who knows me, knows I haven’t been very productive in quite a while. I’ve tried, but somehow I just haven’t been able to find inspiration…until now!
A couple of months ago, I signed up to be part of the Sketchbook Project!
For the last few summers I have watched each year as this project unfolds, and in the back of my mind, thinking one year I would join in. This was that year! Of course, I needed another project, but what better time to start an art project than when you’re busy, right? My thinking was that it is only 32 pages, and certainly a little project like that would be a snap for me! The other thing is, we are all busy all the time anyway, so why wait?
After getting back into our home since having bamboo floors laid in the entire house (studio included), I think I’m ready to start thinking about putting pen to paper, and leaving my mark on whatever community it will be going to. That’s not to say that everything is perfect in our home. After all, some of the paintings still remain stacked in the corner waiting to find their rightful place on the wall. The livingroom looks new, and fresh. I’ve changed things around, replaced some things, and gotten rid of others. It feels like a new home to me, and now I’m ready to get back to sketching, and painting!
It’s interesting how something like this can give us an entire new outlook on just about everything, and I find myself energized, and inspired!
Who knows how long it will take me to complete this sketchbook. The project needs to be mailed back by January 15, 2014, so I really do have plenty of time. Anything goes this time, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do, anything, whatever feels right! Poetry, sketches, collage, ink, pen, you name it.
In the next few weeks, or maybe I should say, next couple of months, I’ll be posting the pages I work on, and you can tell me what you think. Make suggestions, I’m always open for comments, in fact I love getting comments, it keeps me motivated!
So for now,….. Start a project, and share it with me! I’ll be back!