Sunday, December 31, 2017

Season's Greetings

Poinsettia Turning Color  color pencils by Meera Rao

I am having mixed feelings as the year comes to an end. Happenings around the world deeply affected me.  My productivity and creativity have ebbed and flowed as my energy and focus scattered all over the place. 

Sketchbook Page from Nov 2017

I kept the sketchbook in spurts and bursts -- two trips to India resulted in two spreads on Japanese album sketchbooks (working on finishing touches on the second one). Many experiments I did with with acrylics and mixed media were fun.  I found painting abstracts on yupo, miniatures on NYC MTA cards challenging. There was also a week of hundred sketches of people! #Inktober and #CreativeSprint in October kept me busy but then I barely managed 19 posts on my blog in 2017.  Acceptance in a few shows,  an honorable mention in one and selling a few paintings - that felt really special :)  And most importantly I was able to spend quality time with my grandchildren!

So for 2018, my main goal will be to work on that one personal project dear to me that I did not get any traction at all this year.  I am hoping to sketch, paint, write and post more regularly on my blog not just when I feel like it ! 

And I wish all a wonderful creative year ahead :)


Carolyn said...

Meera, love your blog! I’m glad to have a chance to see your lovely work. Best, Carolyn

Meera Rao said...

Thank you so very much for taking time to visit my blog and commenting- i really appreciate it!

Sue Clinker said...

Hi Meera. I also lost all motivation to draw this year. We've been out of the country for nearly 6 months (on and off) which made it difficult to commit to anything so I can sympathise. I only picked up my pencils again last week and must admit the absence has taken its toll and I'm struggling to achieve decent results.

We are flying to India tomorrow for 3 weeks so I'm hoping to get some ref. photos that will inspire me to do more drawings when we return.

Congratulations on your honorable mention and your sales and I hope you can achieve your goal for 2018.

Happy New Year

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Sue! sorry to know that you too had an off year :( Have a great trip to India- come back rejuvinated with lots of photos and ideas for paintings! Wish you safe travels and a wonderful year ahead.

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