AEM 16 - sketch to share, The Gift, which you can dowload - I made it 8 x 10 but it broke up, so I made it 7 x 5 for your coloring enjoyment. Remember to link here and leave a comment if you decide to use it so I can see what you've done with it.
I was doing so well keeping up with a daily post. Alas, life sometimes shifts into high gear, or in my case I was coming down to the end of about 2 weeks of non-stop activity and had only so much energy left. Thursday evening was final load up of car for my 4 hour show on Friday at an artist friend's work place. Friday was travel into DC in the dark being thankful all the way in and back that I don't have to make that daily commute to make a living (yet - if it ever happens I'm getting a small apt and renting the house - that commute is a killer. Unless of course I get a gig like another friend who works the noon to nine shift and misses all the traffic - gets free parking too!) Anyhow, got lots of admiration at the show and handed out postcards for Heron's Way (always nice to have a regular shop to refer to at a show). Closer to home I also direct folks to Leonardtown Galleria.
So, anyways, here are the catchup pictures for AEM 13, 14, and 15.
3 Sisters, Leah Dancing (and yes she is named for our Art Every Day Month host, Leah at Creative Every Day, who continues to create paintings I would buy everyone of if I had $ and space), Gazing Out and then my sketchbook pages - the only place I have facing pages finished. What happend was that 3 sisters was just 1 until AEM this year when I finished the sketch. Pele's Sister, on the right, was finished in 07. I now have wax paper between them. 3 Sisters and Leah Dancing are linked to their sketch pages should you desire to do your own coloring (don't forget to link back so I can see!) and I do believe one of those pages has links to last year's sketches for you to color in. enjoy!
thought for the day: It is never too late to start over. It is never past the point of no return for our artist to recover. We can heap years, decades, a lifetime of insult upon our artist and it is so resilient, so powerful, and so stubborn that it will come back to life when we give it the smallest opportunity. Instead of being coaxed into one more overextension of our energies in the name of hleping others, we can help ourselves by coaxing our artists out with the promise of some protected time [and a box of crayons...]. Julia Cameron, Walking in This World: The Practical Art of Creativity