I am deliberately doing things differently with this new blog, and I'd like to kick off by telling you about the 31 Sketches in January Challenge which I'm participating in, set up by my friend - and very talented artist, Palma Rea. You can find out about it here at her blog 'A Creative Journey' - and do join us if you are a sketcher.
Today's prompt is 'Draw something you can't bear to throw away, but should!' So I was out in the garden this morning - drawing this poor old wooden hand fork, which gets left outside and is on its last legs, but is so handy!
I've been doing a bit of sketching over the break too, and also catching up with my homework for Liz Steel's Sketching Now Foundations Class, which I treated myself to at the end of last year. It's excellent - lots of well thought out content, tips and demonstrations. Liz is a very thorough and conscientious teacher and I'm really enjoying the challenge. My ambition is to loosen up and get quicker and more spontaneous - and it's really working. I'm finishing things in well under half the time I used to spend :) It's also made me feel a lot more confident about sharing, so here are a couple of birds I did to remind us Spring is just around the corner! x