Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Look Back at My Year....

Yesterday I saw Kate had looked back over the past year and listed her accomplishments. I thought it was a great idea so I decided to do the same thing. I have to admit that Kate had a lot more accomplishments than I have but here are some of mine....along with some art from each month. You've already seen all this art before so I hope it isn't boring to see it again.

January

1. Learned to use my new camera
2. Did a drawing every day
3. Participated in One World One Heart giveaway
4. My daughter moved away


February

1. Continued to do a drawing every day
2. My blog turned three years old
3. I "went" to the Academy Awards with Matt Damon (in my dreams!)
4. My son went back to Alaska after spending 2.5 months with us

March

1. Took a Prompt a Day art journal class with Kelly Kilmer
2. Created a page in my art journal every day of the month
3. Took the Texture and Layering class with Gary Reef
4. Carved stamps for the first time

April

1. Took the stencil/spray paint class with Mary Ann Moss
2. Continued doing a page in my art journal every day of the month
3. Made my own stencils for the first time

May

1. Took the 30 Day Art Challenge with Gary Reef and made art every day for 30 days
2. Took Graffiti Chic class with Alisa Burke
3. Continued doing a page in my art journal every day of the month (in addition to the 30 Day Art)
4. Took Layer Love class with Julie Prichard

June

1. Created a page in my art journal every day of the month
2. Changed the look of my blog and went from The Lavender Loft to Just Me and My Art
3. Began painting faces

July

1. Took a Prompt a Day art journal class with Kelly Kilmer
2. Created a page in my art journal every day of the month
3. I participated in a special commemorative book for Michelle Ward
4. Took Fantasy Altered Book class with Patty at River Bend Ranch

August

1. Took a Prompt a Day art journal class with Kelly Kilmer
2. Created a page in my art journal every day of the month
3. Participated in Getting Arboreal with Julie Prichard
4. Finally got around to doing the "I Am From" poem
5. Took Art Journaling Super Nova I with Julie Prichard
6. Took Stitched and Stenciled class with Mary Ann Moss

September

1. Turned 66 years young
2. Did my first "pulled art" paintings
3. Took Point and Shoot Journaling class with LK Ludwig
4. Took Art Journaling Super Nova II with Julie Prichard

October

1. Took Gut Art class with Mystele
2. Created several paintings and experimented with my style


November
1. Definitely fell off the art wagon this month!


December


1. Not much art again this month....I was sick for a couple of weeks
2. Began Remains of the Day scrappy journal class with Mary Ann Moss
3. Began the Painted Patterned Printed journal class with LK Ludwig
4. Joined SuziBlu's Angel group

It seems that I start out strong and then fizzle out near the end!! I hope that doesn't happen in 2010. I'm hoping to do art every single day in the new year.