I am bringing back "criminy." Start now so you can tell everyone you were ahead of the curve.
I decided long ago to stop feeling guilty about my lack of blogging regularity, but as I've been chastised (gently, sweetly) by 3 different friends in the last 2 weeks, AND I have a new personal project, I thought I would check in. Hi!
So here is the project.... I've been watercoloring. I've always secretly wanted to be a visual artist.
[Sidebar: I was recently out with some folks and one of the people was a full time working painter. I whispered to my friend Brian, "I wish I could make a living as an artist." He whispered back: "You do, silly." Me: "Oh...right."]
|Lisa Congdon "Reindeer"|
I even love the failures in watercolor. I am completely teaching myself from books. And the best teacher of all: trial and error. Of which there have been, and will be many.
|photo by Mati McDonough|
|Acrylic on canvas by Tara Faircloth|
So.... my challenge is this: a watercolor (or several) a day, for 18 days. (I leave for my summer gig in 18 days, but I hope to continue after.) I will Instagram them and they will be displayed without shame on my fancy new badge above. Feel free to stroke my ego OR offer useful critiques if you have them.