While I was working on my piles of paper, I decided I might as well scour these bookshelves for art supplies that I never use. Managed to fill a whole basket with them. I'm thinking my artsy Wimberley friends and I could all meet up at the coffee shop one day soon, each bringing the art supplies we never use anymore, and we could have a swapfest! Oooooor, maybe someone who lost all their supplies in the flood (Susan Callon?) would like to look through them.
Much as it pained me, I even broke down and sent the boot box and six packs you saw up top to the recycling bin. They've been taking up space on my art table for over a year now. If I haven't used them in an art project by now, odds are, I never will. Got my table cleared off just in time, 'cause lookie what finally showed up in the mail yesterday. Woohoo!
First lesson? Couch doodling! Just pick a subject, grab your sketchbook, and sit there doodling anything you can think of that has to do with that topic. You can use these images later as a springboard for other projects. Since I love painting little girls, I started with hairstyles, features and outfits inspired by some Mary Engelbreit paper dolls I found when cleaning out those drawers.