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Finally… Some Art!

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CIMG1481It has been far too long since I have produced something artistic and it was really great to let my creative juices flow.  I haven’t done a pencil sketch in ages and I also haven’t done a horse either, so this was just meant to be:)  It’s not my best, but I definitely felt a bit rusty.  It’s been such a while since I have had the time to paint or draw, it’s kind of depressing!

I plan on starting my next hubcap now though.  This was also the last page in my sketchbook which is a serious accomplishment.  Of the 50 pages, I would say I produced 14 quality sketches.  Given the fact I have never had any formal art training, I am very pleased with that.

So, on that note, enjoy the rest of your Monday and do something creative tomorrow.  If you don’t think you have time, make it just 15 minutes!  It definitely frees the mind.

Inspiration Australia

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CIMG1272Changing things up in your life and living somewhere else for a while can really provide new ideas for inspiration.  I will be the first to admit that Australia was beyond a tame fountain of possibilities; it was like a nonstop, raging waterfall of images and ideas I wanted to capture and recreate!  One of the first things that struck me was the exotic birds.  This cockatoo is just a start of a little taste of down under.

This sketch took me a lot longer than I anticipated.  I always think working with pencil is so detail oriented and time consuming; it never receives the credit it deserves.  I hope everyone has a fantastic Friday!

July 2007 - sarah, fletcher, end 102

Some real-life inspiration:) How can you not want to draw these guys if they would sit on your back deck?!

Blogging Evolution

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We all think about it; what to post next, how to have more likes, more followers, better content… The list goes on.  That is the beauty of a blog.  At least for me, it is an enjoyable hobby on the side that I really love updating.  I learned how to make a gallery today and you should check it out!  It is under my “Pencil Sketches” page.  I have a selection of the best of my sketches in one place:)  Much better than them just sitting in my sketchbook on my desk.  I always get nervous sharing my artwork, but there is no adventure in hiding it.  I hope you enjoy them and find a little inspiration yourself too.

My first sketch of a person - I learned it's easier to draw someone I don't know!

My first sketch of a person – I learned it’s easier to draw someone I don’t know!