Friday, January 17, 2014

Don't You Believe It! / Week 1 in Sketches 2014

So it's January, and although I'm a couple of weeks later than anticipated, I'd like to announce that I'm back in the saddle again - artistically, creatively, socially and as visibly as you will allow. The last year and a half or so has been incredibly difficult, and at some point I might even share the complicated details publicly. This would be an attempt to throw myself out there, warts and all, but hey ... not quite up to that warty reality yet, if I'll ever be. Those of you who know me might say I hold my cards close... and so I will continue to do with matters I deem unsuitable for public consumption. But see, I'm also learning that sharing is an awfully good thing, even when you perceive you're putting yourself at risk to do so. I think... I think I've learnt, that often the opposite happens ... connectedness, help, support, encouragement. So suffice it to say, for now, that I've tasted a little bit of hell, if not danced with the devil. And though I'd like to say I've been to hell and back, those lines are often blurred. Still.
Fortunately, for me, a cornered mouse DOES fight.

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Soooo ... I'm not usually one for New Year's Resolutions, but I made one this year, and it is one I intend to keep. I will make a sketch or some sort of drawing or artistic idea in a book -- one for each day of the year. It goes without saying that sometimes I'll love them, and sometimes I'll hate them enough to want to rip the pages out. I mean, who will know anyhow? Well you will, because I'm going to post them 'em or hate 'em.

So here goes! -- Sketches from 1st January to 11th January 2014. I'll post sketches from this week tomorrow night.

1st January 2014
2nd January 2014
3rd January 2014
4th January 2014
5th January 2014
6th January 2014
7th January 2014
8th January 2014
9th January 2014 
10th January 2014 
11th January 2014


  1. Looking forward to 12 Jan.

  2. I love so many of these. What a fantastic new year's resolution.
    Welcome back! :-)

  3. I'm excited that you're back - and with a purpose! I hope this year is way better for you. I'm rooting for you!

  4. these are ALL AWESOME! keep it up!!!! XOX