In 2014, I took an online art class that suggested we choose a word for the year. My word was SOAR! It seemed appropriate as I was into birds – even then! Here is the collage I created:
It is the first face (ever) I painted with acrylics. I added some collage elements that had a lot of symbolism for me. Can you find all my winged teachers? An owl for wisdom, a bird and it’s nest for keeping my eyes open to nature’s beauty, a fairy for humor, a butterfly for beauty, a dragonfly for balance and a hummingbird for joy! There are other symbols such as a map, feather, flowers, leaves and roots. I really enjoyed creating this piece but it took me a long time to complete it!
On January 2nd of this year, I posted that I was going to keep a daily sketchbook for the year and weekly post my progress on my blog. I discovered that I need more of a FOCUS! I need either a weekly or monthly idea to keep me focused on drawing, sketching or painting.
Do you give yourself a weekly or monthly focus for your sketchbook?
I completed 3 days but then I got distracted. This got me thinking about my word for this year and I have decided on… yep! You guessed it, “focus!”
So today, I did a journal page on my word for 2016:
I still have room to write things on my page. Maybe you have some gems to share with me?
I am hoping that 2016 will be the year that I can figure out where I want to be going with my art and the mediums I want to explore in greater detail.
Do you give yourself a word for the year? I’d love to hear what it is!
Happy Creating! 🙂