Saturday, January 01, 2011
Happy New 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!