A Day In The Life... sketchbook project page 14 color pencil
I had a pleasant surprise last week when the talented artist Crystal Cook tagged me in her post The Seven Links Project , which is "to unite bloggers from all sectors in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve the light of the day." As a result, my Seven Links Project - which is in the making right now - will be revealed in my next post :) In the mean time, please do check out her project and admire her beautiful sensitive paintings!
Regarding page 14 of my Art House Co-op's Sketchbook project "A Day In the Life - in Blue Jeans with Gold Embroidery" : it is the first time I had sketched a heron in color. I always hesitated to paint the big beautiful birds because I didn't think I could do justice to their grace and elegance. The surprising reward of the sketch book project is that it has been wonderful for my skills and self confidence. It forced me to tackle subject matters that I kept putting aside and pushed me beyond my comfort zone just so I could fill the book up!! Now, my newest resolve is to just sketch everyday without regard to subject matter and to paint some of those sketches from my book "A Day in the Life -in Blue Jeans with Gold Embroidery " on bigger sheets of watercolor paper :)