graphite sketch in Moleskine sketchbook
Stacy L. Rowan
First let me say a belated Happy New Year! Although I wasn't posting I was thinking of all of you. I've been trying to come up with a witty summary for 2007 or some fabulously motivating goals for 2008. But honestly, what I've got is a bit sketchy.
2007 was a year of building. I met about half of the goals I set at the beginning of the year. The other half I consciously tossed to make the most of other opportunities, like the mentorship with Michael Newberry.
I'm still working on my goals for 2008. I have three objectives that I want to work on this year, but I haven't translated them into well-defined, measurable goals.
My three objectives are...
- Enjoy art more. Have fun creating it and showing it. Let the joy come through in the work.
- Clarify my motivations for creating art and make sure my message comes through in each work of art and in my written and verbal communications.
- Create a regular sketching practice so when I travel to Germany in August I can create a fabulous travel journal for remembering our trip.
The sketch above was the first in my regular sketching practice. It is my daughter's glass of milk from our lunch at the Bethlehem Brew Works. Unfortunately she drank it all and they cleared her glass before I was done with my sketch. Next time I'll speak up and have them leave it. Or I'll make her go thirsty until I'm done. After all, what is a small sacrifice in the name of art?
(By the way, you don't know what control it took not to title this post "Got Milk"!)