Thursday, 31 December 2015

Goodbye 2015

What a year it has been 
with probably more downs than ups. 
I won't list them all here 
but two big ones do stand out to me. 

Of course, my father's passing in April 
was a HUGE down for me and
still feels so surreal.
I still miss him everyday. 

A huge UP for me was the September birth 
of my third grandchild/granddaughter. 
.....Mackenzie Eve Hallmond.....
Oh, SO precious!

Here is my own precious baby - Cody.
He brings so much love and light to my life.

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Another 2015 downer was that I barely managed 
any time to work on my sketchbooks. 
Life really did get that crazy!

I find myself eager for 2016 to begin
as I have so many ideas and plans 
floating around in my head. 

I will make another attempt at the 
365 daily challenge.

A-sketch-a-day!

I will try to post my daily sketch here
but I am mostly aiming for 2 to 3 posts a week
 to show my sketches and keep myself motivated.
Some days will be fast, crappy sketches,
some may be a bit better than that.
My main purpose is to develop
a lifelong habit of daily sketching.
I've tried and failed before but
I am feeling very optimistic for 2016.

At this stage, I'm thinking 
a monthly sketch theme might be a good idea 
but I don't want to limit myself too much. 
I'll play it by ear.

I plan to get back into my art in a bigger way.
More on that in the new year...

SO, I hope you will follow along 
with me in 2016 
for some sketching and artistic adventures, 
plus some snippets of my life in general.

Wishing all my readers a very HAPPY NEW YEAR
and all the best for 2016!

LOVE, LIGHT AND PEACE TO ALL!

8 comments:

  1. I found a generic theme helped me with sketching everyday :) so something as simple as what is in one specific room, or everything in the house of one certain colour :)

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    1. Thanks for the ideas, Jen!

      Happy New Year to you! xx

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  2. I will definitely follow along and once more i'm going to commit to at least if not a sketch a day - making sure i do at least three or four for the week. I like what Jennifer said and I haven't done many interior sketches which is something along with city scapes i want to sketch more. Cody is adorable and i'm sure your three grandkids give you much pleasure. Have a great 2016 Serena.

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    1. Great to hear you will be sketching more too, Sandy. :)

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  3. Was quite an up and down year here, too. I'm doing a page-a-day of something or other creative--LOL! Whether t's doodling or painting or collage or just a background--something every day is what I am trying for in 2016, too. Feels like a wonderful year ahead of us! :)

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    1. I'll look forward to following along on your page-a-day project, Rita. I am definitely hopeful that 2016 will be so much better than the previous couple of years. :) xx

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  4. I'm following along in 2016, and you are right.....2015 did have its UPS and DOWNS!! But life must go on as they say.

    xo

    Jo

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    1. Too true, Jo....life must go on! Glad to hear you will be following along. :)

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