Daily Sumi Ink

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ACEO,  Enso Jan 04, 2014

“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
George Bernard Shaw

It's the New Year, and I like making one resolution at the beginning of each year. I may not always keep it consistently, but it gets me off to a good start. A couple of years ago, my resolution was to read daily, not on the computer, but to actually hold a book in my hand. It's a habit that I continue now, and not just most mornings, but also at night before I go to bed.

sea rock, barnacles and sketch
barnacle rock and sketch

Last year my resolution was to sketch daily which I did most days.

Thumbing through my sketches from last year was like going through old family pictures or school yearbooks. These quick drawings showed me a history and a collection of ideas, many of which morphed into art journal pages, collage works, photographs and paintings.

daily sumi
sumi ink stick and brush

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.
Emily Dickinson

This year I will work with sumi ink daily. It's a general resolution, so I will not be limited by how I use sumi ink.

And on those days where the art goes in the trash (like it did the first three days), I'll have faith that one of these times, the sumi magic will happen (like it did today) and I'll have an art work that brings on a smile.

joining Sunday Sketches

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