Day Two of 2021: I’ve spent some time pondering how I might use my creative collateral in the new year. While I have no grand plan, I did make one resolution regarding the pursuit of water color painting.
I will keep my painting efforts small, regular and modest. For example, in January I plan to practice painting washes every day, on small canvases of artist quality paper – no bigger than 4 by 5. Today I did an abstraction of the grapevines growing along the Pathfinder trail. Here is a photograph I took last month.
And here is my simplified study:
There are two potential good outcomes of this decision.
1. My watercolor skills will continue to improve.
2. The rest of my time can be spent on making improvisational and art quilts, which have gained my attention this past year.
Of course, I will spend the twilight hours of each day knitting.
To make the plan work, I will need to re-arrange my studio slightly, so that I don’t have to put away the paints every time I want to sew. It can be managed, with a few adjustments and additions. I will set up a small table for painting, near the window. And I will construct a table-top pressing board, so that I can put away the ironing board.
How are your resolutions coming along?