One of my favorite things to do is sit down with a book to work in my watercolor journal. I find it so inspiring to copy from a watercolor artist that I admire. It gives me a chance to hone my skills without having to think too much. There is a reason why art students of old were made to copy master works!
I normally don't paint people. But the way to grow - to get yourself moving is to stretch and do something new. I teach many online classes, but I take them as well. I believe we can never stop learning - there is always room for more. So I have started two new classes this week - Misty Mawn's Open Studio Workshop and Pixie Campbell's Soul Lodge.
I have been fooling around with the idea of watercolors and using patterns in my work and honestly "I think I like it" Defintely something worth exploring .
I did these two last night in the car while my son had basketball practice. Let's just say that the weeks ahead are going to include me in the car waiting a lot ;) Lacrosse starts next week as well. So I am hoping to get some work done in the process.
These two desk diaries are the ones that I will be using for the upcoming No More Excuses 2012 classes. I know it seems early but if you are planning on taking the classes - don't wait because every year they are gone early.
I will be using this one above for the No More Excuses Under the Influence 2012 Online Workshop