It is the end of another year, it is also the end of my 365 Drawing Challenge. It is also the dawn of a New Year and the continuation of my 1001 Drawing Challenge. I decide to turn my 365 Drawings Challenge into a 1001 Drawings Challenge because I have developed a love for drawing illustrations and want to continue to develop my talents as an artist and an illustrator. I call on everyone reading this to challenge yourself to try something new in the coming New Year and stick to it for a whole year. So until my next post stay safe and have a Happy New Year.
While on Christmas break from my job I have found myself doing something I haven’t done in a long time-reading. I have made my way through two books of fiction and several non fiction art books. One of my goals for next year is to spend more time reading books on drawing illustrations. The reason, many of my friends tell me they like a lot of my more simplistic illustrations. Let me know what you think.
Well I guess winter has finally come to Pennsylvania. The temperatures have dropped and the wind chills make me say, “baby it’s cold outside.” Sooner no maybe later the outside decorations will have to come down but for now I think I’m going to stay in and draw. Sounds like a good plan to me. Well from my family to your have a good end of 2017 and a happy beginning to 2018. Yes I know I still have two more drawing for the end of the year but I just wanted to get in an early greeting.
It is that time of year again when many of us are waiting for that light bulb moment. The moment when we go, “Ah Ha!” because we know what our New Years Resolution or Resolutions we are going to commit. My New Years Resolution is about to come to a close. Three more days and my year of doing a drawing a day will come to a close. In lieu of that I have committed to create 636 more drawing in the coming years. While the drawing will not be daily drawings, I hope when they are posted they will more complete drawings. I look forward to creating art work I can sell and also use to create a daily post.
It is hard to believe another Christmas season has come an gone. Now we turn our attention to the coming New year. Now is a time to rest and reflect on all the things God has done for us the year before. Sure there may have been some sad times, some times we’d love to forget all about but there has also been many good times. The time which bring great joy to the heart and a smile to our faces. Still it is always wise to remember that in good or bad times God is always there right alongside you helping guide you through the tough times and rejoicing with you in the good times.
The Christmas season is behind us and the New Year is fast approaching. During Christmas we focus on the manger scene of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus but there is one question I still have, “Did Mary remember what the angel told her about her new born son?” That one day He would be the Savior of the world.” Some years Mary and some of Jesus’ brothers come to speak to him and try to convince him to come home with them. It seems Mary has forgotten to that fateful night when the angel visited her and told her about Jesus. The answer to me is no but like the disciples she just didn’t grasp what was going on until after the resurrection of Jesus. It is easy for us to see what is going on some 2000 years later but for us it would have been different if we would have been walking with Jesus.
Well it is Christmas day and all the gifts have been unwrapped, The kids are now busily playing with their gifts…no wait they aren’t playing with their gifts they’re playing with the boxes and bows…oh my. All that money spent on gifts and the kids find the box flaps more interesting than the $60..00 toy. Now may be the time to reevaluate what you get for your kids next year. Maybe some boxes lovingly wrapped? I don’t know but there is plenty of time to think about it next year.