Friday, December 31, 2010

Final Friday of the Year and A Blind Contour

Can you believe it? I think I just got used to writing 2010 in the date and it is time to take down the old calendar and hang up the new one - 2011.

I wonder what the new year will bring. I know a new grandgirl will be born in late February or early March. And I know a niece will be married in September and I'm hoping to meet a grown niece at the wedding that I've never met before.

I am hoping to strengthen my friendship with my arty friend, Nancy. I think we may get to a life drawing session in January. I am looking at Hollander's new class offerings and hoping to take another book binding one. I am hoping to reconnect with my friends at Puff's. I'm hoping to take a class with Sandy in Niles.

I am also looking forward to beginning the Sketchbook Challenge tomorrow. I've chosen a landscape format, 5.5" x 8.25", 128 page journal. Because of the width, I may divide each page in two. This will give me 256 spaces in which to work. I am hoping to see some marked improvement in both my commitment to do art everyday and to my personal growth as an artist.

I am hoping planning to do a blind contour at least once a week in 2011. If you are unsure what I am talking about, take a look here.

For the last post of 2010 I have a quick sketch of a decorative pitcher that I used to keep kitchen utensils in, but now have in my work room.

And a blind contour of same:

Last year the hubster bought a bottle of bubbly to welcome in the new year and it still resides in the refrigerator unopened. I am not much of a wine drinker (migraine sufferers are not supposed to imbibe).

Happy New Year! If you are a reveler, be safe; if you are going to watch the ball drop on TV, good luck staying awake &-)



  1. Hi Vicki, Wonderful drawings of your pitcher. The big shape is so elegant! It was fun reading through your thoughts about the coming year. I hope it's a good one for you!

  2. Thanks for the heads up on the Sketchbook Challenge, I have signed up - it might be just what I need to get back into the swing of things. Happy New Year my friend. xx

  3. Yes, dear friend, I've missed you. Life drawing, Hollanders, and you .... a great combination! Happy New Year, and we'll get together soon! hugs, nancy

  4. Happy New Year!
    Great Drawing! Contour is Great!

  5. Happy New Year Vicki, we will watch you fill you sketchbook I think?