Diahn at Ottwork is sponsoring Artober. Her idea is for everyone who is interested to "every day in October, draw something, color with your kids, chalk on the sidewalk or paint a masterpiece. Post it on your blog and share it with the rest of us." I think I'll take the challenge.
I need the motivation. I drew on the final page of my previous sketchbook a couple of months ago. I immediately put the new pad I had already purchased in the big book bag that I drag back and forth to work every day. But then it just sat there. It's sort of intimidating to make the first mark on the first page. It took me 7 years to fill the last book.
With that said, this nonsense drawing was done on report paper after my work was done today. My inspiration came straight from the pages of Stampington's Holidays and Celebrations magazine. See pages 22-24 and the article by Leslie Wood. I love her junk angels fashioned from old hardware, found objects and vintage photographs.
Tomorrow a friend and I plan to attend the 45th annual Bluff Park Art Show. I love to look. I always leave there thinking, "this year I'll save some money each month so I can buy something bigger than a postage stamp next year." Yeah, I don't have any money this year either....so I'll just be browsing again. I'll try to snap some pics to share with all of ya'll.