Monday, December 06, 2010

December 6: Make

 Today's prompt from Reverb10:

What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?
(Author: Gretchen Rubin)

As I said earlier, I am really enjoying my watercolor painting class because I have to clearly see things and notice how they look, not the cartoon image of the way I think they look, to be able to do a good painting.

So far I have painted two birds, a big and incredibly painting of a flower, and I'm working on my first portrait. I use Winsor & Newton Artists' colors squeezed out from their tubes onto a plastic palette with a lid. I use Arches watercolor paper. I have a collection of pencils that I still use from my high school days, and I keep my paints and brushes in a fishing tackle box.  I don't think I will change mediums anytime soon, since I have spent so much on supplies!

Another thing I'd like to "make" is a book, and as I said in an earlier post, I definitely need to set aside time to do it.  I only stay on track with my painting because I take an art class, which means I have a regularly-scheduled time to do it, and a group of like-minded people to hang around with while I paint.  I haven't found that for writing yet.  Once I do, I'll probably be unstoppable.

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