Sunday, January 03, 2010

Day 1 of my new regime

I'm going to paint (or draw) every day this year.
Well, I took my sketchbook to the beach. I don't know why I haven't done that before. I love other peoples beach sketches! (I particularly love Marina's.) Maybe that's why I don't take mine there... I don't want to know mine are not as wonderful as theirs. Well, now I know it, but I also know practise will improve them!

On the painting front, I needed to do a bit more towards the reorganising of my studio space. I grandly call my little room my 'studio'. It is tiny and I have sooooo much stuff and furniture. I'm moving some of my stuff next door into a storeroom. It will mean I'll have to go in there on and off, but it will be better for painting. My problem is that the storeroom is already full so sorting, throwing out and reorganising is going on in both rooms. It will take time, but I'll get there. In the mean time I've almost made enough space to do some painting! Yay!

Well well well. I had to scan my Moleskine so I could show you my bad beach drawings so I scanned my Paris drawings at the same time. The reason I haven't shown you my drawings (I think) is that scanning them really means the trip is over. In my mind I race back to Paris at every moment I can. Scanning the drawings makes it really really over. Ahh, Paris!

4 comments:

Walter said...

Great idea! Bold and though they are fine sketches you are right, doing more will take them further.

Cath from chunkychooky said...

Jan I LOVE that last pisture!! Really love it!!!
we must catch up soon- i am going to out you on the sew n sew mailing list! x

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I meant put you ion the mailing list! not out you.

Jan Allsopp said...

Thanks Walter, and thanks Cath - I'm glad I'll be "in" not out!