Relive Those Childhood Days: Daily Art Practice
The first week of school for has been very busy for all of us. Starting a new schedule has proved to be exhausting and we were all thankful for a long weekend.
Have any of you heard about The Artist’s Way? I just started reading through this 12-week course to unblock creativity. It has a series of exercises to complete throughout the week including daily morning pages (3 handwritten pages upon waking) and a weekly artist date. For this week’s artist date, I took myself to the park and found a bench with the above view. I brought a limited supply of colored pencils and a brush pen and sketched the view.
I never thought sitting on a park bench would be relaxing but there was hardly anyone at the park the day I went, so I had it mostly to myself. I think I may visit the park a few more times before the weather turns cold.
Daily Art Practice
I was recently inspired to recreate a few of my childhood memories after watching an artist on Youtube paint her favorite memories in mixed media. I don’t have many photos from when I was younger, so my subject matter is pretty narrow.
When I was 4 years old, our family went to visit my Grandparents in Florida. Since they lived an hour from Disney, we took a day trip. I still remember that trip and many of the things we saw and experienced. Looking back at these photos, I think I look way older than 4. Somehow, I think the timeline got mixed-up in my mind.
I used my Strathmore Watercolor journal and watercolors. I enjoyed this fun little exercise and I look forward to trying it again.
This is a sketch of my Dad from when he was younger. I miss my Dad a lot and it was nice to focus on his face and write about my favorite memories with him.
I was inspired by another Youtube video to do a self-portrait and a little about myself in the start of each of my sketchbooks. This one is at the end of a sketchbook but better late than never.
I am joining the tea day ladies, hosted by ELizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Bengal Spice. Not only is it one of my favorite teas but I love the tiger on the front.
Happy Tea Day,