Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sketching Faces

...in my journal.

Pencil sketch on decorative papers...in my journal. Unfinished page...

One thing I really want to do more of in 2014 is draw. 
Inspired always by Julie Balzer's faces,
I want to sketch and practice painting portraits.

Not exactly a Resolution,
but a fun promise to myself
to do more of what I love.

Still awaiting the arrival of a new baby
in the family...perhaps for New Year's Eve?!
...

Don't you just LOVE the days between
Christmas and New Year's?
I feel relaxed and happy
to have free time.

Hope you do, too.

~k

13 comments:

Marilyn J. Rock said...

Your portrait, here, is wonderful! xo

Liana Yarckin said...

Hi Kathy,
I love looking at your posts. I like your resolution, I would like to do this artistic journalling. I received an email that reminded me of what you do. I was going to forward it to you, but, can't find your email address. Here is the link that the email takes you to: http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Art-Journal-Caravan-The-FINAL-Expedition-2014-EARLY-BIRD.html.

Mary said...

I would say you're well on your way...this face is marvelous.

Wishing you all the best in 2014 dear Kathy!

xo

missy k said...

Beautiful!

I love the idea of a fun promise!!!

Karen x

I'm a New Year's Eve baby :)

Ophelia said...

A new baby!!!! Did I somehow miss that!!! I hope that you are enjoying this time away from work...your face is incredible!!

Gwyn Monroe said...

I feel relaxed and happy, too! I love these in between days. In fact, I'm sitting in my bed with my laptop, listening to the birds in the garden, and looking at your gorgeous page. Ahhhhh...who needs resolutions?? This is the LIFE, sister! :) Hugs, Gwyn

Kristin said...

I do love it! A chance to finally relax with all of the obligations and busyness that is the holidays. I LOVE your sketch - and my goal this year is to do what you do so well - journal!
I hope you have a wonderful holiday and look forward to playing more next year! xoxo

Linda R said...

Another wonderful page my friend. I have been trying to sketch and paint faces in my journal but they are not very good but I sure am having fun playing around.. Wishing you the Best in 2014..

Hugs~

Donna Wynn (Yogiknitgirl) said...

Always love coming to visit here ... can't wait to hear about your grand baby! I am ahead of you by nine weeks and here to tell you, life will be even more wonderful! Now I see some little baby sketches in the future! Love to you dear one and may your 2014 be filled with creative wonder!

Jennifer Richardson said...

I do love those days.
And your drawing is becoming more and more exquisite....well done, you.
I've always wanted to try but never
given it much effort.
You inspire me again and again:)
Blessings on the beautiful beginnings afoot!
-Jennifer

laundrygirl said...

This is beautiful -- and so peaceful. Happy New Year!

Kamana said...

Happy new year Kathy! Hope you have been well. I have been in hibernation from blogging for the last six months. But I am back here (http://capturingjoyeveryday.blogspot.com/). Please come say hi :)

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Happy New Year to you Kathy! Can't wait to see that new grand baby!! :)