Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Scribble Picnic 2018 - New Year

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

Normally I would have written a New Year's Day post but time did not permit among other things going on. I didn't even get the chance to do a Christmas post. I've been having hip and back issues of late so dealing with a lot of pain on top of the high humidity causing breathing issues (asthma). Of course, slipping and falling in the shower did not help matters and it set me back even further. Ah well, at least I am back to sketching now... we are at our first Scribble Picnic for 2018! How exciting!

Michael's prompt was NEW YEAR.

I did have a few ideas flitting about in my head but I caught up on a few YouTube subscriptions this morning and felt inspired by this video by Alphonso Dunn. He is an amazing ink artist! While Alphonso went with textures, I went with animals.

Can you see the '2018'?

This was the end result...not a great pic as I took it late at night under artificial lighting. I will replace it with a better one tomorrow.

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I will be doing a 2017 recap and will also discuss my plans for 2018 in a future post so stay tuned if you don't want to miss it.


  1. Oh...I love it! That is great. I think I over think these themes! haha

  2. What a clever idea! You are so smart.

  3. Hi Serena!! Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
    Your drawing is AMAZING, I love it! Really, it lifted my spirit! :)
    You poor gal, my gosh, slipping in the shower? I do hope you're okay. I have bad luck, I call myself a clutz but I get hurt more often than I wish I did...the other day, the retractable vacuum plug got loose and whipped me in the cheek...eek! How does this happen lol? I'm okay, just a little red spot, but my gosh...I hope you're doing alright!!

    1. "the other day, the retractable vacuum plug got loose and whipped me in the cheek"
      -Dear Rain, that takes talent! :) lol

  4. wonderful work Serena, thanks for sharing the video too, talented!

  5. beautiful piece!! Happy Happy New year to you!!

  6. So sorry things have been going poorly healthwise. I hope 2018 will be a better year for the both of us. :) I love your 2018!! :) Love and hugs!!

  7. So sorry about your recent difficulties and slipping in the glad you are doing better. I love your entry. How cute and how clever. Looking forward to a fun art year. Blessings and prayers for your complete healing.

  8. Wishing you better health in this New Year dear Serena. Very interesting art - I love it!
    Hugs - Mary

  9. Sorry about the pain and asthma issues. Feel better soon! Oh, and happy new year!

  10. Serena, Wishing you an inspired, happy and HEALTHY New Year! I love the animal sketch for 2018. :) Sending healing light your way now and each day in the year to follow!

  11. I love this ... your choice of animals is perfect :) Who would have ever thought of a Platypus, Ha! Your art is wonderful and maybe your painful existence contributes to your creativity. So sorry you have fallen and, having asthma myself, I can appreciate those issues. Hope you are healing and 2018 brings you better health and less pain. Once again, I love your art ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  12. Serena, this is amazing! I really do love it. Your choice of animals is splendid. So sorry that you've had a setback with the healing. I know dealing with pain is no "picnic". I hope things turn around for you soon. Thanks for sharing that video - it was very soothing and I definitely see where you got your inspiration.

  13. Another incredible piece, Serena, and why I love blogger as we can learn so much more than one can put up on, I can see it larger! The inspirational video was that indeed! Thank you. As others have said, this piece is jsut so clever. I love it. What a great way to start the year.

    I do hope your pains subside and no more injuries, ok?! Poor you. Alex is laid low with bronchitis currently and issues a face mask due to how contagious she is. The steroid shot seems to be helping and she now has antibiotics too so that will help, thankfully.

  14. this is wonderful. I like the swan the most.

    have a lovely day.

  15. love the platypus :) def reads as 2018 :)

  16. This is really wonderful, Serena. I love this and your take on the new year theme. PERFECT! Happy New Year! x

  17. This is so cute and creative, Serena!


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