'Jackson' chocolate lab
8 x 10 watercolor
Jackson is my sister's dog. He died last year and it was heartbreaking, as it always is to lose a much loved member of your family.
She'd raised him from a teeny little pup and he grew up with her kids and was her husband's faithful hunting partner. I've painted him once before here, but wanted to do a single portrait of him as my gift to her.
So, here he is Jen. Happy Birthday. :) Love you.
Now, down to the business of Motivational Monday.
It's that time of year again.
That's right. It's time to make some GOALS. :)
You know how I feel about goals. Me and goals, we are like this *crosses fingers*. Tight.
I've been thinking about what I want to do in the next year with my artwork and really what I want is to take my artistic skills to another level. I want to stretch myself and do things that maybe I haven't tried before. New subjects, themes, media. Something like that.
That's the basic idea of my goals. I'm asking myself what will get me excited to create more art? What can I do that will bring me greater enjoyment as an artist? What will stretch me the most?
I want this next year to be fun and productive but, most of all I want to grow as an artist this next year more than I ever have before.
This is my challenge to you. Think of a goal for the new year and tell me what it is. I plan on 'formally' posting mine on January first, but I'm giving you a little peek about what's been on my mind so far.
Your turn. Let's hear it. You know you want to. :)