Day 1 of 21 - Join me!

During Laurie Halse Anderson's keynote at the 2008 NESCBWI conference last weekend, she gave us a challenge. Think you don't have time? She does. At least 15 minutes. Pick a time of day and mark it in your dayplanner or calender. She mentioned that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Also, pick a buddy or two to help you stay focused and on track. I challenge all of you who read this to join me.

My time is 9:15am (post dog walk and dog training).

My mission (for now) is to experiment with techniques and materials. I've been feeling like my paintings are lacking a looseness and life that my drawings usually capture better in some ways. Here's today's work! I'm going to try and do my best to just post the unedited work, ugly as it may be!

So I'm still using gouache, but much lighter and on Bristol rather than Hot Press Arches. I'm happiest with the cat, which I actually did first.

If you decide to accept this challenge, send me a comment or email and I'll link you back in the next day's post!