I began my blog almost exactly a year ago with several goals in mind:
- To document my efforts to be a more creative person after leaving my work life.
- As a way to share my retirement journey with friends and family.
- To connect with others who are figuring out their own ‘seniority’ and creativity.
- To keep and improve my writing and computer skills.
Though I hit a creative block for a few months and I’ve not posted recently, I’ve made some progress toward all these goals and hope to write more frequently in the new year.
So I begin again!
I continue to struggle with watercolor. The medium confounds me most days! So I took a break from the paints for a few months to work on my basic drawing skills, which I think will eventually make me a better painter.
Over the summer and into the fall, I drew various fruits and vegetables which were at hand from my pantry. Good practice for form, composition and values.
Now, I am trying my hand at translating some pencil drawings to water color.
More to come!