February is quickly becoming my favorite month. Still winter, and still cold. But short. And hopeful. With just a glimmer of spring. And oodles of chocolate on clearance on the 15th. What isn’t to love?
Most importantly, my winter blues tend to retreat around Groundhog’s Day. I don’t know why I persist in making plans in January when I know I will only hibernate. I will remember this next winter.
Now, back to business.
I started working on my 2nd oil painting again…the landscape scene with the mountains in the background. It’s not turning out the way I’d planned, but I think I’m going to like it. I have 4 other paintings in the works as well, each with promise. I’m taking them slow and working on them only when it feels right. But I am working on them, and that’s a huge improvement over January’s lull.
While I’m waiting for my painting mojo to kick in, I need to ramp up my sketching. I’ve yet to post them, but I managed to eek out 4 or 5 drawings in January. I’ve long since given up the commitment to draw every day, but that’s really pathetic. So I am officially re-committing myself to a daily sketch and hope that I will succeed at least 50% of the time with a 10-20% margin of error. And for inspiration, I am revisiting my top 10 favorite drawings of 2012. I was really on a roll there for a while. Hope I haven’t forgotten everything I learned…
#10 Crab. Yum.
#9 Paper clip. Laborious but satisfying.
#3. Leaf. Water isn’t as hard as I thought it would be.