A year ago this month, I joined Sketch Club so I could improve and share my sketches. I had no idea I was walking into a world of sizzling energy, endless inspiration, and beautiful friendships.
Drawing was never my forte; but as of today, I have sketched a total of 542 digital paintings. Some are lame, yes, but many of which I am very proud, especially the wonderful collaborations with such incredibly gifted sc artists. Not to mention all the crazy mixed media projects that turned me into a zombie on crack for two months or so.
Oh the joys, the fun, the insanity…
Now with full-time work and other obligations, it’s a challenge to find the time and energy to keep the magic alive. But today, I am reminded of this magic, of how far I have come from drawing stick figures to tracing to painting from imagination alone. It feels awesome to make it to the finalist list for the 2012 SC Awards. I mean, me? Who never sketched anything meaningful before ipad? To discover there are actually people out there who appreciate my creations is… whoa. A weird kind of personal validation, that maybe I’m not as lame as I thought.
Well, I still wouldn’t call myself an artist. Still a wannabe. But a more enthusiastic wannabe now! Ha!
Anyway, I want to thank everyone who keeps believing in me and my art, sticking by me even though I haven’t been very productive nor actively involved in the community anymore. I appreciate the messages, the comments, the votes, the love… Really. All very heartwarming and encouraging for me.
Have a great week, everyone!