Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sketchy Sunday (and a New Year's Resolution)

When you spend a lot of time doing art projects with children, it can be really easy to neglect your own personal development as an artist. And I'm afraid that has been me the past couple of years.  In the business of life and working with children, I haven't always made time for my first artistic love: drawing. So far this year, the only New Year's Resolution that I have made is to start sketching once a day for at least ten minutes. In reality, I haven't met my goal every single day, but I do get to it several times a week, which is way more than I did last year!

As I was pondering how to keep myself accountable, one of my favorite blogs, The Artsy Ants, has started a weekly sketching challenge called "Sketchy Sunday". Each week they host a link-up for the week's theme and then announce the theme for next week. What a wonderful way to keep sketching and connect with others!

The week's theme is "fruit", so I chose to sketch a fruit that I had tried to draw: a pomegranate. I used black ink, colored pencils, and oil pastel. 

Last week's theme was "cold" and here are a couple of sketches below.

Thanks, Sylvia and Simona, for thinking up this great idea!


  1. Oh these sketches turned out wonderful! The pomegranate looks so delicious! And the sketches with the fruit theme remind me so much of perfect childhood winters. We went sledding last week too... Have a lovely Sunday!

  2. I meant the sketches with the COLD theme remind me of childhood winters, of course!

  3. Hi Sheila,
    Thanks for participating! I love your sketches, they're beautiful and fun!
    Can't wait to see what you've got for next week :)
    Have a wonderful day,

  4. Very excellent resolution (: I"m looking forward to seeing them over the weeks (: