This week has turned out to be a banner week so far. In fact, it makes me think Friday and Saturday may be gold encrusted if my luck holds. The first thing that came down the pike was Sketchbook Skool contacted me and offered me a free course. YAY! I assume many others were also offered to participate for free but the best thing about it, aside from it being FREE, it gets my behind into gear as it starts at the end of July.
I’ve been so darn reticent in actually doing and finishing art. It’s not like me to start something and not finish it but I have several journal pages covered in pencil sketches that are begging for paint. And then on top of that I have a bunch of ideas that I want to do. I’ve just been so scatter brained lately, it seems the day gets away from me. Before I know it, it’s midnight.
I decided the first thing I could do to make art easier was to get organized. So I went out with a 50% off coupon and bought an organizer cart. It works perfectly. I’ve wanted one for ages as my art supplies are all over the house. Now they’re all in one place and I’ll not ever think… “where the heck is the Burnt Sienna paint?” It’s even turquoise and matches the couch it sits beside.
So, the second thing to surprise me and fill me with joy is that Charlie O’Shields from Doodlewash and the creator of World Watercolor Month asked me to be a guest artist. Ok, that’s flattering! I’ll be doing a few new pieces to go into the guest artist post so Charlie some time to work out all the kinks. Finally, I also won a prize with WWM. So, Winsor & Newton will be sending me a “A Complete Watercolorist Set”. I’m guessing that the Universe is trying desperately get me to PAINT Damnit!!