a NEW artistic attempt

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Happy Friday! (AND Happy Fall, Ya’ll!)

Alright, all you artists out there….don’t judge.

A few weeks ago, I mentioned I’m such a wanna-be artist.  But really, I should’ve started years ago!  I need a whole lot of practice! I figured taking an art class might kick me in the pants enough to practice – at least a little bit consistently.  I don’t know what got into me…what I was thinking…but I signed up for an online beginner watercolor course, a beginning fiction writing course, and as I mentioned earlier, I’m obsessed with art journals.  OK…I should really tackle one thing at a time. I know! (I really don’t know where I’m going to find the time to do all this either!)

However, I did find the time to fulfill one of the watercolor assignments.  It was to sketch a drawing and watercolor it…then NOT sketch but paint the same picture.  The pumpkin above was for that assignment – then, after I uploaded it, I couldn’t resist putting some text and texture on it, just for fun.

I can see all my goofy-unprofessional mistakes glaring at me, but I’m trying not to care. One of the online teachers said:  “Don’t let the spirit of comparison kill your spirit of creativity” (or something like that).  I figure I can only improve – I can only get better, right? I want to learn something NEW, so I’m gonna do it!

Have a great day! Now, YOU go do or learn something NEW!

 

 

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a NEW November mantle

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Hi all!  I thought I’d share my NEW November mantle today.  (I couldn’t leave the Halloween witches up until I put up my Christmas stockings, right?)

I think I’ll try to make my mantle different each month….or at least something NEW as often as I can!  Does anyone have any ideas for January’s mantle?  Let me know!

Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW!

Fall Colors 2012

This post will be short on words….I’ll just let the pics say it all. I went up the canyon today.  My $6 canyon pass is good for three days…so I plan to get my $$ worth and go up again and again! Love the fall colors! One of my favorite things EVER!