First post for 2015 is dedicated to a new online class I’m taking with artists Carla Sonheim and Lynn Whipple. “The Year of the Spark” is a year long class that I’m hoping will take me outside my comfort zone and help me take a few more risks creatively.
Both Carla and Lynn have such wonderful and unique styles. I still struggle with who I am and where I’m going with my art. Maybe as an artist, this feeling is not unusual, but part of the continuous growth cycle. However, I’m hoping 2015 will be the year that I dig deep and discover a style I can nourish and develop that is all my own.
First lesson of the year, to draw what Carla calls one liners…drawing with a continuous line, without picking up your pen. Free style drawing quickly without thinking about it too much. Not thinking about it… well that in itself is a huge hurdle. It was hard at first, but as it turned out, drawing without thinking about it can be very freeing. Below are a few of the one liners.
And now the result of turning one of them into a piece that we felt was frame worthy for our studio. This funky little guy showed up a few times, so I thought he must be the one to take further and turn into a finished piece.
Thanks for visiting. 🙂
HaPPy NeW YeAr!!