When the going gets tough, KEEP GOING…

I completed another two lessons in the Lifebook course. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes to make art…

They each have different things that attracted me to the lesson. Subsequently, each taught me something valuable.  The feather project from Alisa Burke was an eye catcher. I was excited to draw feathers simply because I love them, but her words were much more inspiring to me than the process of drawing a feather. Thanks to Alisa, I now have a field sketchbook and will spend more time outdoors sketching and collecting information and ideas that will help me grow into the artist I strive to become.

feather trio

As for the feathers, they are on my wall as a reminder to be original.

The second lesson I completed this week is by Juliette Crane. I think her subject matter and style are both cute and happy.  I have not done a painting like this before, and it was a challenge. I started out excited, found myself somewhere in the middle thinking, ‘Oh forget it” then pushing through with the notion ‘You don’t need to show anyone if it doesn’t work out”

Moonset Owl

Well, it worked out and it was relaxing actually, once I decided I did not need to show anyone.  This taught me persistence and the fact that a painting can always be rescued.

Life ‘Book’ Lessons

This year is zooming by so fast. It seems every year goes by faster than the last, and the last few have been a big blur really.

This year has also been filled with making more art than ever before.

Up Close

Since January I have been involved with the Lifebook group.  (there is still time to join, click the link for more information) Each week a new lesson appears in my inbox. Not just an art lesson, but something to think about, to search deep inside and to reflect on while MAKING ART.

LifeBook 2015

I have been discovering a lot about myself and these thoughts tend to fill my daily activities. This weeks lesson was no different, Jane Davenport was the teacher of the week, and her lesson was ‘drawing on your inner and outer world’ Well if that doesn’t give you something to think about. Hmmm.

happiness

I get my lessons on Mondays, I mull them over in my mind until Wednesdays when my Lifebook sisters and I get together and create the art from the lesson. Then I have the rest of the week to reflect, and perfect, both about the art and the lesson or concept.

details

So even though this year is going by fast, it is not such a blur. I have physical tangible art. When I look at the pieces I made, I have personal recollections about what I was experiencing in my life each week. Yeah for Liebook in so many ways.