Ending the Sketch A Day project today. Because what was meant to be play has become "a thing" on my to do list. And that was not my intention. I will continue to sketch. I'm enjoying it too much not to. Simply will not be posting them daily. Not to worry. A new initiative begins tomorrow. Stay tuned! And yes - happy New Years blessings to you. In a year that was challenging beyond belief to many, I am grateful to say that as I look back I see many silver linings. And lessons learned. The biggest one? Gratitude. For the little moments. For the little (and big) gifts in each day. For the love of friends and family. May 2021 bring you joy, peace, God's comfort in the difficult days, and love through all.
Leaving my thumb in the photo for relative size. Watercolor pencil. Same scene. New day. Enjoy this scene as my time at the blessings house is drawing to an end with a new owner moving in in two short weeks.
Sometimes sketching is more about the experience than the product. A beautiful evening on the village green in Falmouth. The tree was lit. And the almost full moon rose behind the Congregational Church. Gorgeous shadows on the church steeple. Missed a lot of the subtle nuances sketching in the dark in front seat of car with Rosie snoring in the back seat after her walk through town. But a truly lovely bunch of moments. Even if the sketch itself is vague.
This one is totally out of my head and a bit simplistic - represents a dream I have for where I'd like to live and work. A renovated barn (ok - a horse stall or two remains) where I can have a big open studio on the first floor with plenty of large walls to display my paintings and a marvelous apartment on the second floor. With water view of course. Hey - a girl can dream!
Merry Christmas! A simple sketch from my head while sitting in the comfy chair I spent most of the day in today. A quiet peaceful day alone. A different type of Christmas this year. Feeling blessed and grateful.
Pondering the birth of Christ wile watching the special Joy is Come from Elevation Worship. Picked up a broad felt tip pen and held it loosely and this happened.
Sketching earlier than usual today. Came to beach to clear my head and quiet my heart. Woke up feeling blessed and grateful. Then the pendulum swung and broke my heart in some little ways. God will provide and redeem and show up in lovely ways through my friends. I know this. Sometimes just feel a little challenged. Even as I am ever so grateful to be here in this moment.