While I am gone…

As promised, here are some of the things I have been working on in my new creative space. Many of these are from an Instagram art challenge I have been taking part in with other artists and creative people from around the world.  It started on June 1st and ended on June 21st.

Charcoal clouds floral sketch Graditude sketch irises Laundry sketch mixed media 1 shack

Looking at this, I am all over the place, but after years of very sporadic periods of drawing and painting, I need the practice.  Like anything else, it takes practice to improve skills.  Before I went to college my drawing skills were much better than they are now because I had a fairly regular sketching schedule.  You would think as an art major I would have continued that, but a concentration in design did not include drawing and painting.  Then a full time job, then a family and boom, twenty-five years have gone by.

Some of these sketches I plan to refine into finished pieces.  I liked where they were going and want to spend some more time on them.

I am hoping to get some sketching in while I am on vacation.  If I manage to, I will post those when I get back.  Also, when I get back I have committed to a large charity event project that should be tons of fun and I will post the process of that undertaking.

Have a wonderful summer and Happy 4th of July for my U.S. readers.

Almost finished

I’m so close to being finished with several projects but keep getting delayed.  Very, very frustrating.

The kids have moved out and I have cleaned and reorganized their rooms.  My work desk/table is more or less finished, but I have a few boxes and items that need to be donated before I can say my new work area is completed.

I have a cabinet that is partially refinished as well as several pieces of furniture that need touch up paint to cover the dings and bangs from moving them out of the storage unit.

The linen closet has finally been reorganized!  Things were starting to avalanche down on me every time I opened the door.

AND my drawing is sooooo very, very close to being finished but I can’t get to it.  Work is piled up and since I have to eat that comes first.  My poor brain is also working on several other ideas.  I need some sketchpad time to get the details down before I lose them.

Be back as soon as I can!