So how are your New Year's Resolutions going? January is already flying by. Goodness, Christmas and New Year's feel like they were just a week ago but here we are past the middle of the month!
To help me keep on track, I make a 3 month plan that lists out my goals which I then broke down into categories.I then created a journal with pages for my art, business, spiritual, personal goals, and so on. I have boxes to check off as I go. It really helps to have a visual reminder and I had fun creating it! I will make a new journal for each quarter.
Below is the Goals Journal I made for January - March with the description page. It will be fun to go back at the end and see how I did.
In other news, I am happy to report I haven't missed a day of my 30 Day Drawing Challenge and best of all? I'm having fun! I didn't make a prompt list - I'm just drawing what seems like a fun thing to draw for that day. No pressure, no expectations of perfection, just a simple have fun drawing.
I'm also currently working on a pet commission plus a new T-shirt design. When those are completed, I have another commission to work on from someone I did some art for a couple of years ago. It should be a fun one.
Besides art, I am committing to a healthier lifestyle which includes eating better and getting consistent exercise. I'm enjoying exploring new recipes and have found some really good ones. All in all, January is shaping up to be a great month!
I hope your New Year is off and going smoothly. How are you keeping up with your goals?
I hate sketching with a pencil. I blame bad art teachers, being a perfectionist (I want it right the first time I do it), and being sensitive to what others think. But give me a paintbrush and oil paint and I jump right in there and sketch away. The thing with oil paint is you can move it around, get it right. Or if not, it's easy to cover up later.
So, back to drawing with a pencil. I'm getting pretty tired of that hang-up. I feel like it's holding me back. What's an artist to do then? I'm so glad you asked! :) I have decided to challenge myself to do 30 sketches in 30 days, starting today! If you're interested in following along, you can find me at: ceciliabramhallart on Instagram and Cecilia Bramhall Art on facebook. Here's the one I did for today. Let me know what you think!
"You can't do that". "It's not done that way". "That's the stupidest thing I've ever seen, heard, (fill in the blank)". "It's not possible..."
We've all heard those words at one time or another in our lives - sometimes it was spoken in a demeaning way, other times it was well-intentioned nevertheless the words were wounding.
I've been asking for a bigger than me dream; a God-sized dream. That means something far beyond what I can even begin to imagine or have the know-how to do. I want my art to reflect those dreams, to push the boundaries of what I know - to dream impossible dreams - fantasy art is one way I express those dreams. I seek to make possible the impossible. To dream big. Go beyond limitations. To use my God-given imagination to push past the mundane.
Will you dare to dream the impossible too?
Hi! I'm Cecilia and I'm an oil painter from Texas.