Friday, January 9, 2009

EDM Challenge #171: Draw something that needs fixing

What needs fixing? What about a cat? Numa the kat has tormented me, annoyed me, teased me, and loved me for the last 11 years. She's had a bladder problem since she was a kitten (partly a result of being a "rumpy" [no tail, with consequent issues surrounding rear-end muscles etc...]) so for half of her life we've lived in places without carpeting (not a problem), few rugs (sigh), and closed bathroom doors (just how many times DO I need to wash those mats?). So I drew this as she was lying down beside me. In case you're wondering, yes, her eyes really are blue, a bright baby blue, and they glow RED in the dark.

And in case you're wondering, here's Numa the real thing. Isn't she angelic?


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Creative Goals for 2009

1. Drawing and sketching.
At least each week, attempt an EDM Challenge; sketch or draw during one lunch hour at work.

2. Blog, blog, blog.
Upload the week's work (what I can show others!) and explore the work of others through their blogs or websites.

3. Painting and photography.
Take a watercolor class in the spring. Visit local museums and those in other cities when I travel. Find an "art buddy" to work with. Explore macro settings particularly in the spring when things are budding, blooming, springing to life, and everyone's happy.

4. Writing.
Dig out old pieces and update them. At least once each month, write a creative piece.

5. Track it all.
Keep a creative calendar for encouragement.

Above all, remember that we live life one day, one hour, one minute at a time, and that while we work for, with, or on behalf of others, yet we must also renew ourselves in whatever fashion works for us.