Saturday, January 14, 2017
Dragons and more dragons AKA vacation prep
Today we're packing for a week out of town. I got a new book, Dragonvale Art, visible at the left edge toward the front of the picture below, and it has inspired me to do some dragon sketching while on vacation. I also wanted to play with my watercolor paints on actual watercolor paper rather than fabric so those got added to the supplies stack.
I am bringing along watercolor bars, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, the Dragonvale book, 2 small ceramic 4 compartment plates, sketching pencils and black markers, two plastic tubs of watercolor paints, lots of brushes, 2 different size sketchpads, 6 pads of watercolor paper of different types and sizes, my current dragon silkscreen and the black ink and the tools to screen with, 2 pieces of fabric with the laughing dragon screened on them, a piece of acrylic that I use to paint the fabric on and the blue tape to hold the fabric to the acrylic. And the fabric medium to add to the watercolor paints so they don't wash out.
In a recent Facebook post, I mentioned going for 50 dragon sketches this week. Since the 50 collages week in my Fiber Arts program, I have gotten very comfortable setting myself impossible goals and seeing how close I get. I assume I'll fail to make it but set the goal so my reach exceeds my grasp. The 50 collages in one week assignment taught me that I can do more than I think I can if I just get going and see how far I go.
Speaking of reach, grasp, and the power of just continuing to make progress, I'm 35 page views away from 30,000 unique page views on this blog. I started this blog in February of 2008 so it's almost 9 years of blogging. A big thank you to those who have followed along and here's to another adventurous almost decade coming up.