As most everyone does after New Year, I'm trying to dig my way out of the mess that consumes my art room, office, etc. It always seems like such a good idea to "organize" but when it comes right down to it, it seems impossible to get rid of some of that junk. That cute bead I made with acrylic paint skins that never got incorporated into a necklace is now on my bulletin board, along with various and other sundry things. I hope the Christmas lights from the mantel I'm now draping onto the ceiling in my studio will give me a lift and new perspective during the coming year. I so envy people who can drum up New Year's resolutions lists--item by lengthy item--and stick to it. I'm apparently way too undisciplined.
On another note and to further complicate my lack of focus, a new library book came in the mail today--"The Art of Drawing People". Maybe this will help me attain my resolution to draw every day, especially people/portraits. And maybe I'll just look at the pretty pictures. I'll check out this blog later when I have time, but it looks interesting in that he's attempting to duplicate Rembrandt's heavy impasto technique on one of his self portraits.