Monday, January 01, 2007

New Year, New Goals

Skipped the parties I'd been invited to last night. Snug in my little house, I played with color. This piece, inspired by a photo taken by Liz Elayne at Be Present, Be Here, is the first step toward one of my New Year's Goals. Lately I've ached—physically ached—to draw something, to express myself with lines and color. The thing that's always stopped me is a total lack of talent.

Well, guys, fixing that is one of my goals for this year. I'm not gonna let little things stop me anymore. What's more, when I work on projects, I'm gonna show 'em to the world. They don't have to be great. They don't even have to be good. What they DO have to be is expressions of myself, attempts to enjoy even those things I'm not great at.

WooHoo!! Here's the first one, a soft pastel drawing:


~NanCourt~ said...

Happy New Year, Friend.
Did you draw/color/paint this?!
It is lovely!
What CAN'T you do, Woman?
You write, you inspire, you own your own business, you are gorgeous.
If I didn't like you so much, I would hate you.
You know I am not serious but I AM serious when I say that is a beautiful first effort. More....and please do let us sneak peeks.
(that fresh green is my new favorite color and I bought tons of discounted holiday party ware in it at good old Wally World. My luck, I will prbobaly hate it this time next year....)

~NanCourt~ said...

Yeah, I like totally butchered the word "probably"....that is what happens when you post and try to watch Arkansas football at the same time.....

liz elayne said...

when i saw the burst of color i thought "i know this color" - it is gorgeous. i have that photo as my background right now...there is something entirely magical about the shapes and the color. and you have captured that beautifully here. incredible! the shading, the brightness of color. wow.

(and total lack of talent? i don't think so. i can't wait to see what you do next!)

many blessings to you on this first day of 2007!

bronxbt said...

omgoodness your work is gorgeous! i'm an artist dagnabbit, so i can say that fer sure. (somethinsketchy is one of my 3 blogs)

thanks for your kind words, praise and support. i'm' going to do everything i can to make it a good year. in many ways it wasn't last year, but i'm wading thru it.

hugs, and hope to 'see you again'


Carrie Wilson Link said...

You saying you have no talent is like Michelle O'Neil saying nobody wants to see her ass. BULLSHIT! (Pardon the term.) No more put downs, Jerri. Love. begins with you!

Michelle O'Neil said...

Jerri, this is gorgeous!!!!

Suzy said...

Really lovely work of art- just like you!

Nancy said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Show us more!

susanlavonne said...

This is a gorgeous pastel! Even though the colors are somewhat muted, there is a vibrancy that I just love.