It has been a full year of COVID. There were challenges, disappointments and frustration, but also positives.
Started a “sketch every day” routine on April 8 and still enjoying this. It helps with my mindset of being an artist. Playing in a sketchbook, just for fun, with no pressures of finished product or pleasing anyone.
Made homemade charcoal from willow trees for sketching golf courses. This may have opened up a new door, just a sliver at this point, but I see potential with this new direction. It gives the sketch of the golf hole more of a story.
Appreciate being at home more. It may have made me more of an introvert, if that's possible. I know I love working at home, and being by my self doing artwork or bookwork, whatever needs to be done.
Started working 3 days per week in October. That comes with a smaller pay check, but money is not everything. The extra day is devoted to my artwork. Totally enjoying that.
Despite lockdowns and restrictions, I got to play golf on a regular basis, usually with my sketchbook in hand.
Started attending Urban Sketching events on a regular basis, even starting posting the results on SM.
Looking forward to a new year, new goals, new energy, new artwork, new direction....