Saturday, December 31, 2005

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2006



We have spent the last 2 1/2 days painting the master bath and bedrooms, turning the walls from white to "Belgium Waffle" - a creamy, yellow/ecru - warm and sunshiny! (I've added a small photo of the bedroom wall, but in the daylight, the color is a bit more yellow.)

We added new curtains, bedspread, shower curtain, throw rugs, rearranged the artwork, thoroughly cleaned both rooms, dressers, bureau tops, book cases. I am reminded of all those cultures I studied in Anthropology where the 'old year' was finished by thoroughly cleaning the dwelling so that the new year could be greeted in a clean home. We did that this year, and I feel ready for 2006!

A few art resolutions for 2006:

* Sketch more and write more on the same page!
* Learn to make my sketches more relaxed, loose and joy-filled insteadof stiffly perfection-
seeking
* Sketch more of nature
* Sketch more quickly

AND PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!

I've been reviewing my sketch journal since I began sketching six months ago - and mercy, I do believe I've improved! I may have a long way to go to reach the goals I've set, but compared to my lopsided stick figures when I began, I'm encouraged to keep sketching.

Thank you friends for your encouragement and your kind comments! May 2006 be a most wonderfully creative, prosperous, joy-filled year for us all!

5 comments:

Teri C said...

You have definitely grown so much since the beginning.

Arn't those little sketches fun to do...not the work...but the sketches. It makes any activity so much more meaningful.

My wishes for you are a wonderfully creative year.

Laura said...

Lin, I posted a comment but it must have gotten gobbled up by the cybergremlins. I want to wish you a very happy and productive 2006--you've come quite a way in your sketching and I'm sure you'll go far in the new year!
All the best to you,
Laura F.

Terri said...

Hi Lin, I agree with Teri, you've definitely grown a lot since you began this journey. Well done. Great little sketches. It's the small ones like this that really hone your skills. Keep it up. :o)

Felicity said...

What a wonderful way to start the new year! Very best wishes to you Lin for a happy creative New Year. Thank you for all the lovely encouraging words you have given me!

Zaz said...

Hej Lin

Love the colours of your room - and I agree how theraputic it is to have a clear out.

The fast sketch is super - it looks fun and happy! Precisely right!

have a great New Year

Sara