Saturday, August 17, 2019

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

"Anything scarce is valuable; praise for example."

This song came to mind today as I was getting ready to post the drawings I've done so far this month. The song really has nothing to do with drawing everyday, other than I was thinking, that if I keep sketching everyday until Sept. 7th, it will be 99 days of drawing everyday. And ... I thought the title might just catch someone's attention, because the drawings surely haven't been a big hit with anybody this summer. Nobody seems interested or excited about drawing or the daily drawing project, except for me. That's okay though. I'm used to following my own drum beat and doing my own thing. As an art career lifer,  I think I'm really way over the need for validation these days. Anyway, here's the video I found. I thought you might like it and find it entertaining, especially if you are a beer lover, like me. You can check out my last 17 days of sketches, listed below, only if you care to,  afterwards....



#DrawingEveryday - 8-1-19 • Pen and Ink and alcohol ink
#DrawingEveryday - 8-2-19 • Pen and Ink and alcohol ink
#DrawingEveryday - 8-3-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag

#DrawingEveryday - 8-4-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Rag
#DrawingEveryday - 8-5-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag
#DrawingEveryday - 8-6-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag
#DrawingEveryday - 8-7-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Rag

#DrawingEveryday - 8-8-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Rag


#DrawingEveryday - 8-9-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Rag

#DrawingEveryday - 8-10-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Yupo

#DrawingEveryday - 8-11-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag

#DrawingEveryday - 8-12-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Rag

#DrawingEveryday - 8-13-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Rag
#DrawingEveryday - 8-14-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Rag

#DrawingEveryday - 8-15-19 • Watercolor and Ink on Rag

#DrawingEveryday - 8-16-19 • Pen and Ink and alcohol ink on Yupo


#DrawingEveryday - 8-17-19 • alcohol ink on Yupo

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Summer of 2019 ~ Sketching Everyday
X ♥  O

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Two Months Of Sketching Everyday

Satisfaction lies in the effort,
not in the attainment.
Full effort is full victory."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

7-26-19 ~  6 x 6" Pen & Ink Watercolor Sketch on Cotton Rag


"Human happiness and satisfaction must ultimately come from within oneself...
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment."
~ Dalai Lama


7-27-19 ~  11 x 14" Pen & Ink Watercolor Sketch on Cotton Rag


"All lasting satisfactions come from investment of time and effort."
~ Gary Lanthrum


7-28-19 ~  11 x 14" Pen & Ink Watercolor Sketch on Cotton Rag

"You've got to get up every morning with determination
if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction."
~ George Lorimer


7-29-19 ~  11 x 14" Pen & Ink Watercolor Sketch on Cotton Rag


7-30-19 ~  5 x 7" Pen & Ink Watercolor Sketch on Yupo

"The fulfillment of being an artist... is in the doing, or the 'joy of process',
and the pleasure and excitement of striving for improvement."
~ Suzy Smith


7-31-19 ~ 5 x 7" Pen & Ink Watercolor Sketch on Cotton Rag

"Fulfillment is structured in achievement, Achievement is structured in action,
Action is structured in thinking, Thinking is structured in knowledge,
Knowledge is structured in consciousness."
~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Stay Inspired and Productive My Friends
Join Me for 31 More Days of Sketching Everyday! 
 
X ♥  O

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Joy Is In The Journey

"The joy is in the journey. In the doing.
In following one's inspiration.
In being one with one's process."
~ Abigal Brown



7-21-19 ~ 6 x 6" Pen & Ink Watercolor Sketch on Cotton Rag


"A grave mistake is to paint only for the end results and not for the joy of painting!"
~ Leanne Cadden



7-22-19 ~  6 x 6" Pen & Ink Watercolor Sketch on Cotton Rag
  

 "Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back
a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty."
~ Henri-Frederic Amiel



7-23-19 ~ 5 x 7" Pen & Ink Watercolor Sketch on Yupo Paper
  

"I buy art in order to live with it at home or in the office,
never to store it away in a vault. In fact, living with art
has been one of the great joys of my life."
~ Michael Audain



7-24-19 ~  6 x 6" Pen & Ink Watercolor Sketch on Cotton Rag


"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things."
~ Robert Brault



7-25-19 ~  6 x 6" Pen & Ink Watercolor Sketch on Cotton Rag

"Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside."
~ Melba Colgrove


Stay Inspired and Productive My Friends
Join me for a summer of sketching everyday! 
 
X ♥  O

Friday, July 19, 2019

A Solitary Life

"Spend some time alone every day."
~ Dalai Lama

7-16-19 • 5 x 7" pen & ink sketch done in alcohol ink on Yupo


"Heron is mostly a solitary bird except in mating and nesting seasons.
The Great Blue Heron is a lone hunter, whose intense concentration
and decisive action is it's message."
~ Sandy Sandy


7-17-19 • 8 x 10" pen & ink sketch done in alcohol ink on Yupo


"Artists with serious aspirations need to be left alone
to follow the course of their own imagination."
~ Robert Genn

7-18-19 • 5 x 7" pen & ink sketch done in alcohol ink on Yupo

"If an artist wants to use his mind for creative work,
cutting oneself off from society is a necessary thing."
~ Glenn Gould


7-19-19 • 8 x 10" pen & ink sketch done in alcohol ink on Yupo

"Often whole days pass without my speaking to anyone."
~ Vincent van Gogh

7-20-19 • 8 x 10" pen & ink sketch done in alcohol ink on Yupo

"Being an artist is being an isolated individual."
~ Asger Jorn

I am posting my sketch for tomorrow, Saturday, July 20th,
a day early because I will be flying up to Boston to do a demo.

Stay Inspired and Productive My Friends
Join me for a summer of sketching everyday! 
 
X ♥  O



Monday, July 15, 2019

Opportunity is Dressed in Overalls

"Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
~Thomas Edison

7-10-19 • 5 x 7" pen & ink sketch done in alcohol ink on Yupo

"Seize opportunity by the beard, for it is bald behind."
~ Bulgarian proverb

7-11-19 • 5 x 7" pen & ink sketch done in watercolor on Yupo

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."
~ Adrienne Gusoff

7-12-19 • 5 x 7" pen & ink sketch done in alcohol ink on Yupo

 "Only those who do the work will reap the benefits."
~ Sandy Sandy 

7-13-19 • 5 x 7" pen & ink sketch done in alcohol ink on Yupo

"Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor."
~ H.J. Brown, Jr. 

7-14-19 • 8 x 10" pen & ink sketch done in alcohol ink on Yupo

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
~ Wayne Gretzky

7-15-19 • 5 x 7" pen & ink sketch done in alcohol ink on Yupo

"If you want to succeed,
you must make your own opportunities as you go."
~ J.B. Gough

Stay Inspired and Productive My Friends
Join me for a summer of sketching everyday! 
 
X ♥  O

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A Fresh Set Of Challenges

You can accelerate your development by
giving yourself a fresh set of challenges,
or the same set viewed from a different angle,
every day. Explore a different path.
If it's a dead end, explore another."
~ Paul Foxton

July 1- 9 2019 Sketches on Yupo using alcohol ink
 I went back into some of these sketches and added to them and changed a  few things.
You can see the sketches individually on our Drawing Everyday facebook group.

"I do my best work and have the most fun when I'm not sure exactly where I'm heading." ~ J. Cohen • #DoItOnYupo The process of discovery IS exhilarating! Come let me share my discoveries with you. To help celebrate the grand opening of a new #blickartmaterials store at 401 Park Drive in Boston, MA, ⁣I will be giving a free demonstration using #alcoholink on #YupoPaper from 11-1 on July 21st, sponsored by our friends at Legion Paper! I would LOVE to meet you there! 💖

Stay Inspired and Productive My Friends
Join me for a summer of sketching everyday! 
 
X ♥  O

Sunday, June 30, 2019

One Month Of Sketching Everyday!

"Get on a daily routine... Working is a process not a product.
Success comes from the word, succeed: Latin: 'to under go.'
You must keep moving."
~ Nicoletta Baumeiste 

6-27-19 • Watercolor and Ink sketch from Pixabay.com photo

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

6-28-19 • Watercolor and Ink sketch from Pixabay.com photo

 "The more you draw and paint the more fluent you are with your pen and brush."
~ Igor Babailo

6-29-19 • Watercolor and Ink sketch from Pixabay.com photo

 "Make today your day to start that uncomfortable new habit." ~ Jack Canfield

6-30-19 • Watercolor and Ink sketch from life

 "Out of routine comes inspiration." ~ Mark Kostabi


Stay Inspired and Happy Creating My Friends!

X ♥  O