Saturday, December 20, 2014

sketchbook :: winter solstice

The winter solstice is tomorrow and I am so ready to begin the turn towards the light again. I am nearly finished with this Stillman & Birn Beta sketchbook, and right on time too. A new season, a new sketchbook waiting. Perfect.
I have many pages of notes in this book, and several sketches. It seems this sketchbook handles these sketches that are lightly washed with watercolor a bit better than the previous sketches that I posted where I am doing more "painting" than sketching.

And here we are at the winter solstice. Yes. I am ready for a new season. All of my notes are preparations for changes to come. Planning for the upcoming year, goal setting, setting my intentions. But for now it is time to do a little relaxing, like Sam up there, and contemplate the beauty of this season. May you find time for quiet contemplation and enjoy a delightful holiday!

9 comments:

Marva Plummer-Bruno said...

Beautiful! Love the one of your pup too! I was going to get a poinsettia just so I could sketch it… :)

Katherine Thomas said...

I'm so glad I checked my blogs today... I had forgotten about the solstice! I will celebrate tomorrow! Your poinsettia is breath taking! And how exciting to start a new sketchbook! I love the painting of your dog, too. What a perfect expression of that dog demeanor... Thanks for sharing your talent and your optimism for moving forward.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

I completely forgot it was the winter solstice tomorrow, yay!! :p

Laura Moore said...

Both lovely sketches Ann. Interesting post to read about your planning. Something I should do more of too. Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy 2015.

Jennifer Edwards said...

I find myself thinking, planning, and dreaming too...it's fun! But I'm also wanting to rest and enjoy the remainder of 2014, of December, and holiday. I wish you , Ann, and your family, a most marvelous Christmas and Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing your artwork in 2015!

Polly Birchall said...

Enjoy your contemplation ready for 2015

CrimsonLeaves said...

Love your work, always, Ann. The piece with Sam is so touching!

Celia Blanco said...

Beautiful Ann, love your poinsettia's and would love to find some quiet time too! Have a very Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing your art in the New Year! Enjoy!

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Ann - I am ready for the days to get longer as well. Your sketches are really lovely. I especially enjoyed seeing your pooch. Have the merriest of Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

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