Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Well here it is -- 2010. Another year has come and gone. And it seems like just yesterday I was trying to remember to write a 2 for the year. How could that be 10 years ago? I have no clue.

I know a lot of people were happy to see 2009 end, but I will look back on it fondly. In terms of my art, I will remember it as the year that I started to combine my love of art with my love of tap. I created five drawings for my tap series and had four drawings (the four that were available) accepted into a gallery. I found joy in taking my own reference photos for this series and bringing the references to life in my drawings.

"A Quick Turn of Phrase"
copyright 2009 Stacy L. Rowan

I also realized that I had another series in the works in 2009 and formally named it "Locally Grown". My outings to the local farmers' market where even more enjoyable as I held this series in mind. My photo files are bulging with references waiting for their turn under the brush.

"Peter's Missing Snack"
copyright 2009 Stacy L. Rowan

I challenged and stretched myself last year by attending two watercolor workshops and a series of local portrait drawing sessions. It was fun to try my hand at new things.

watercolor portrait WIP from workshop
copyright 2009 Stacy L. Rowan

Overall 2009 was an exciting and productive year. And now we are moving on to a new year. I have my goals written out (more about that to come) and I'm ready to go with high hopes for all I plan to accomplish.

Wishing all of you all the best in 2010!


Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it.

Stacy said...

Thanks Anonymous!