Starting into my 5th month of creating original greeting cards in support or Humane Society London Middlesex. This month - more dogs, more cats, maybe some rabbits and maybe even a potbelly pig...
Draw every day.... a practice I enjoy and encourage artists to do. Starting in May, I drew human faces daily in my sketchbook. But, one month (31 faces) was enough! Beginning in June, I switched to a daily dog. I had a bundle of greeting cards with a matching envelope and I created an original hand-drawn greeting card of a dog every day for the month of June. Enjoyed it, so I have continued into July. My plan is to sell these greeting cards and give 10% of the retail sales price to Humane Society London & Middlesex. As of yesterday, I have completed 35 original cards and will do today's #dailydog shortly.
March is here... that means that golf season is just around the corner. Over the years, I have done literally hundreds of golf course sketches and drawings. I have filled sketch books! Sketches on location, sketches from photos, drawings and paintings from her and her clients photo reference. From golf courses here in Ontario, Canada to South Carolina, Arizona, Dominican Republic, Ireland... and the list goes on. It is the best sport for exercise, fresh air, scenery, camaraderie and for some competition. If you have a favourite golf hole or a hole in one, and would like a piece of artwork to commemorate it, just let me know, I would be happy to hear about your golf experiences and create a lasting memento.
My normal size home portrait is approximately 4 x 6 inches, matted to 8 x 10 inches, which is small. But these are even smaller and I am calling them my "mini" home portraits. They are approximately 2 x 4 inches, matted to 5 x 7 inches. Based on the size they are much more simplified than a regular home portrait.
The Ontario COVID-19 "stay at home" order, which started January 14, 2021 is giving me more time to try new things. I am still going to work but evenings and weekends I am doing more artwork and enjoying this time very much! At home by myself in the studio, the joy of being an introvert.
Another benefit: using up small pieces of paper and matt board.