Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New year everyone and welcome to my blog.  I wish you all much health, happiness and creativity in the coming year.
In December, I spent two weeks in Ixtapa/Zihuatenejo, Mexico.  It was absolutely beautiful there, and we had a fabulous vacation.
One of my intentions for this new year is to draw more in public.  I want to record the things that make up my life, the things that ignite my passion and curiosity, and the things that reflect the beauty of the world we live in.  What better place to start that than on vacation in a place where everything is new and beautiful and wondrous.
We sailed and snorkeled and zip lined and walked and I tried to record the things I saw - everything from sunsets over the ocean, to crocodiles.  I had to draw some of it from my memory, as some things, such as sailboats and bicycles are not conducive to drawing!
So here is the first sketch, drawn while reclining by the pool with a margarita close at hand.  The perspective on the chairs is way off, but it did serve to get me over the nervousness of drawing in public.
Thank you for visiting my blog.  The artistic communities I've discovered on the Internet are the most creative and supportive groups I've had the privilege to belong to.  You are all wonderful!

11 comments:

Dan Kent said...

Bravo for drawing in public! Great way to start the new year. Warning: it's totally addictive. Happy New Year!

Shirley said...

Happy New Year! And great drawing in 2011. Lovely drawing from your vacation - share more!

jill said...

Great start, I can't draw in public, maybe I should take a lovely vacation and start. Happy New Year, I look forward to seeing some more sketches

Cathy Holtom said...

Glad to hear you had a good time, Happy New year!

raena said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time! Congratulations on drawing in public. Hope you have a wonderful, creative 2011!

Deborah said...

Mexico is great in the winter and you have managed to capture the warmth of it here. Once you get going, drawing in public is great. Oh and I'll take mine with salt please.

rrARTz said...

great drawings and great trip! happy new year!

ffyrebird.com said...

Wonderful drawing, cheer for doing art in public!

Revelle said...

Great drawing in public! I'm so jealous you were in Mexico!!!

Alex said...

Gorgeously done! Love the relaxing feel of it and great job doing it in public!

Ann said...

That sounds like the best vacation! Great drawing! I'm looking forward to seeing more from your tropical travels!