12 days into January and if you haven't abandon your resolutions you've beat the odds. This according to statistics which I heard on the news just a couple of days into the new year. If the odds are against us, why even bother with resolutions? Well, I decided to make a short list of goals that were achievable and not too unrealistic - er - so I thought. Here is my list: yes, that's me in the plane.
Here's the status of my New Year's Resolutions: Yoga; no problem to do this 4X a week and I love it! I have no painting started, but I'm a procrastinator and the end of the month isn't here yet, so lots of time. And the weather has been ridiculously cold so I haven't been walk/running each day....yes, the excuses have started, but I'm still optimistic.As for the "sketch everyday": that's going well and I'm using my sketches for a new collection I'm working on. Sometimes I get asked about what inspires me and like most artists INSPIRATION comes from a variey of places all around me. Above is one of my illustrations in progress. I found a cute photo of my sister's dog when he was just a pup on his hind legs trying to see into our pond. I loved the pose and how cute he looked, so that was the "spark" that motivated me to sketch. I didn't want to draw a dog though, so I changed the tail and ears - still not sure what the final critter will be - time will tell as I progress through the scene with other critters and a story.
If I continue with a sketch everyday, you're likely to see more of this story unfolding, so stay tuned.