Trying again for this New Year

img_6249one of my decisions this time last year was to keep an art diary, for some reason, for many days I just started at the blank page and could not get inspired and then the day job just took over big time.  So with the new year just started I thought I would try again.  This time a different tack, have decided I can be creative in any way and it doesn’t have to be within  the confines of my sketch book.

First two days I gathered some boards and papers, favourite cuttings from magazines, printed out some photos I have taken and so on.  Now today is day 3 and finally did a quick soft pastel sketch using Unison pastels, handmade in England !  Kind of inspired by the view from my bay window this evening as the sun was setting. Felt very rusty, but very pleased with myself.  This muscle over the past year hasn’t had much exercise as its been absorbed in the day ID day job.

This year I have promised myself a more balanced day, starting  meditation,  3o min sketch with watercolour, pastels, pen and ink, charcoal, the morning pages and a walk in the park taking pictures any details that inspire.  Then, say once a month or more dedicate my creativity to weekend studio sessions, picking up on my daily creations and explore them further.  We shall see how it all unfolds, if the intention is there I am sure something will come of it.

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