My resolution for the year 2017 was to create at least one work in traditional media, for example soft pastel, charcoal, pen and ink, for each week. My goal was to increase the amount of work in my portfolio as well as enhancing my skills through regular practice. I am happy to report that I was able to meet this goal and keep my resolution.
I also found time to work in the mediums of photography and vector design during 2017. An interesting project for me was the raising of black swallowtail butterflies found as caterpillars in my garden and the capturing of their stages of development through a series of photos.
In October I participated in an online challenge called “Inktober” and this led me to begin working with pen and ink for the first time in many years. Creating with India ink allowed me to flex my drawing muscles, so to speak. The black and white images are some of my favorites produced in 2017.
All in all, the year was a productive one for me and I hope to keep the same resolution for 2018. I’ve made a good start already with three new works.