At Christmas she said she was still thinking about it. I just shook my head.
When I saw her a few days after Christmas she told me that if I would do it with her, she would do it. WHAT?! No way!! I couldn't commit to a painting a day! It would take too much time. And I already had goals in mind for this year. Goals like...
- complete 3 new charcoals for my tap series,
- complete 3 new watercolors for my "Locally Grown" series and
- try a couple of tap pieces in watercolor.
But she had planted a seed. And it started to take root. So a half an hour before we walked out the door on New Year's Eve, I sent her an email. I said if she was still interested in the photo project, I'd sign on with her. But since I haven't totally lost my mind and I don't want to give up on my other goals, I committed to complete a sketch a day, every day for the entire year.
Truthfully, I'm scared silly. I don't know if I can achieve this goal. It feels like a huge stretch for me. But stretching is good for me, right? If I don't stretch, how will I ever test my limits?
So below you see the first of my 365 sketches - a holiday noise maker. As a result of this project, you will probably see me posting more sketches to my blog this year than I have in the past. And while I promise to be honest about my progress on this project, I am not committing to posting every day or even every sketch. That would be stretching just a little too far I think.
Pitt sepia brush pen in Moleskine cahier pocket sketch book
copyright 2010 Stacy L. Rowan