Tuesday, January 02, 2007

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Welcome to 2007!

I hope this New Year brings health, happiness, prosperity and CREATIVITY!

We had a great New Year’s Day dog walk. There were seven dogs and eight people. The weather was beautiful. Dogs and human’s had a great time.

I’ve been MIA for a while. The hustle and bustle of the holidays has rather zapped my creativity. I did get rejuvenated with some great Christmas gifts to inspire me. The biggest is a color laser printer so now I don’t have to run to the copy store to make color copies. This was rather inconvenient when my muse struck late at night or early in the morning.

I also received some great books:

Traci Bautista’s Collage Unleashed
Sommerset Studio’s Transparent Art
Sally Jean Alexander’s Pretty Little Things
Bernie Berlin’s Artist Trading Cards Workshop

These books are all inspiring and my goal for the year is to try a new technique as least once per month. I’m also planning on trying some technique swaps in a new Yahoo group I’ve joined. This means I’ll be doing less swaps in the other groups. I need to push myself to try new things so I don’t get stuck in a rut and become bored.

I started playing with one of the ideas in Bernie Berlin’s book and will post pictures soon.

So my artistic goals for this year (in no particular order):

Try a new technique at least once per month.
Swap with new groups.
Take some classes (if I can find them).
Push myself to try things that scare me (it’s ok to fail as long as I try).
Get some art on my walls at home and at work!!

1 comment:

............Aimeslee said...

omg, how in the world did I miss your posting now! Sorry, I'm tardy! Bernie Berlin! I have it on order, waiting for it to arrive! Glad it's so motivating, I've read great reviews!

hugs!!!