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    Tuesday
    Feb222011

    Practice

    "In theory, theory and practice are the same.
    In practice, they are not."
    Albert Einstein

    {write my to-done list each day in 2011 with a calligraphy pen in my orange, unlined 5.5x8.25" Rhodia writing journal}

    goal = accomplish 3 things per day

    More about drawing practice with a calligraphy pen in a few days.

    {spend 20-30 minutes at bed-time trading the pen back and forth with my daughter, doodling}

    {photograph faerie houses}

    {draw lines}

    {photograph textures [like cardboard] that might make good photoshop texture layers [it didn't]}

    {write a lot, and doodle}

    {make art journal pages}

    {sew papers into journals}

     

    ♥ it's ♥

    ♥ all ♥

    ♥ practice ♥

    Reader Comments (7)

    Love this post :)

    02.22.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate

    Love this. Specially love the to-done list. Great idea. I will have to show this post to my daughter - she would love the team doodling.

    02.22.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKirstin

    Kate, Thank you! It just occurred to me recently that everything builds up your skills, just keep going!

    Kirstin, Yes the to-done list has been extremely helpful for me this year. I have been low energy, low motivation and just knowing that I only have to get 3 things done really helps. To-do lists were just psyching me out.

    Tammy

    02.22.2011 | Registered Commentergypsy

    Hit it right on target...!
    It's that simple, practice, practice, practice.
    Art is a skill, that can be taught to all :]
    Great post, wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing.

    02.22.2011 | Unregistered CommenterApril

    April, It's interesting that at the start, a few years ago, I didn't realize that I would get "better" the more I drew or painted or whatever. It just happened. It's what I tell friends who are teaching their kids to swim. It's time in the water, trying, working at it!

    Tammy

    02.22.2011 | Registered Commentergypsy

    I love the doodles! And the team doodling is a great idea. I will be trying that with my granddaughter.
    I do my lists in three stages. I have a master list, from that I compile a hot list of 15 items, and from that a daily top three. My master list seems to keep growing, but my weekly hot list and top threes are then manageable. I love how you have them right in your sketchbook.

    02.22.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna Welsh

    Beautiful and inspiring as always! I need to get those pens out.

    02.26.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary

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