We made it through another year, and now a new one is upon us. Regular viewers will know I don’t do New Years resolutions, all that I will, I must, rules rules rules that are more about telling yourself off. It’s no wonder by March most have been long forgotten. In their place, I make a list of things I’d like to try. New things or things I have in my stash but rarely use, now we all have lots of that right? This is a great way to make it through the early months of the year when funds are so tight too.
So for 2013, here’s my wish list.
Digital Art: I’d like to experiment with digital art. Melting images together, that sort of thing. I have Photoshop and some texture images, I’d like to find out how to bring them together with photos to get more arty with it. Art Journalling plus
Digikits: I have loads of digikits but either I stick to my favorites or I just search out a particular image. When rummaging through my kits the other day,there were loads that had great stuff on that I haven’t tried before. I’m going to challenge myself to create from a particular kit (with some extras) to stretch my digital palette.
Acrylics & mediums: Now that I have a great collection of paints and mediums, I’m going to have fun exploring with them and share my results with you.
Pencils & Drawing: When dexterity allows, I’m going to explore more with pencils in my art. I have gathered some great supplies, a new book and some DVDs that will help.
Altered art: I want to try to get hold of some boxes and the like and experiment with painting techniques.
Textures: I adore textures, I want to get lots of photos of as many as I can, firstly to use with the digital stuff but also to inspire me with paint techniques.
Photography: I have a great little Cannon Ixus camera, I’ll try to find out more about getting the photos I want to take, using it.
Chocolate. I want to explore in the kitchen and learn how to make more food at home, have had to rely on pre prepped stuff due to health issues but it’s not great. When my body allows I want to try to make more food from scratch. I fancy trying to make chocolates too….could get messy!!!
HAD to show you these;
My first mince pies to come out looking presentable. OK I know the pastry is too thick but its the first time I’ve had any success rolling it out!
How about you, stuff the punishments in New Years Resolutions, what would you REALLY like to do this year. Leave me a comment to let me know your dreams for 2013.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon