Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Chalkboard Quote

I'm a little late with my chalkboard for this month.  In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day I picked a Irish proverb.  I also like this saying because I think it's true in most cases.  This was a new chalkboard I was trying out and I didn't really like how the chalk was working with it.  It was very hard to clean up around the letters.

This second quote is also an Irish proverb. I wrote this as I was practicing my calligraphy.  This one really made me think, because I do this a lot. I'm an over thinker and that make me reluctant to take action.

Friday, March 6, 2015

One Little Word

February prompt for One Little Word was to make a collage of images/words to encourage you to live with your word. This was harder than I thought it would have been.  I don't have many magazines so I went and purchase a few.  I find words very powerful so I wasn't surprised that my collage was word heavy.

This exercise did help me think about what I want to do this year. Many of the items have been an on going goal, like eating better, moving more and reading books. The past year these items have been a big struggle for me and I'm working on turning this items around.

Do you find inspiration boards useful? Have do you inspire and encourage yourself?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Bringing back old joys....

One of the classes I'm talking this semester is Rendering. This was one class I was not looking forward to taking because it's a drawing class.  As a child I loved to draw, I actually wanted to be an illustrator.  In junior high, I had a very negative experience with my artwork, and stopped doing anything creative.

It's taken many years to stop the voices in my head but the loudest are about my drawing ability. Over the course of the few weeks I've been in the class I've started remembering how much I do enjoy drawing.

Our assignment was to draw six textures: Metal, Glass, Stone, Fabric, Wood or Flower, Animal. We could only use gray markers and a black and white pencil.

 Now instead of dreading this class I'm really looking forward to the next drawing that I will create.

Is there something you have rediscovered in your life?