Saturday, June 17, 2006
ONE YEAR THIS WEEK!
I can't believe that it has been ONE YEAR since I picked up my pencil and decided that THIS TIME, I was REALLY going to learn how to sketch. It has been about six months since I began to SERIOUSLY work with watercolor.
I pulled out my first sketchbook this weekend -- a dollar store blank pad with text-weight paper. I flipped to the first pages -- those I was working through while reading "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain." Then I picked up the Raffine 100# paper, sprial sketchbook I am currently in love with and compared the sketch/watercolor I did yesterday. MY GOODNESS!
There is something to be said about that ol' "P" word -- PRACTICE. It certainly DOES pay off!
But then, I haven't done this alone -- far from it. I want to take a moment to thank YOU, my sketch-a-day friends who have been extraordinarily generous and kind with your 'TERRIFICs" and your "WAY TO GOs" and your "AtaGirls" ... you can't know how many times that WONDERFUL encouragement helped me pick up my pencil or brush and keep trying -- page after page, day after day.
So while I am celebrating this week, I will also be celebrating YOUR friendship and encouragement, and thanking you from the bottom of my heart.
You can truly see it has made a difference.