I still haven't sent my sketchbook, but I plan to do it this week. I gave deadline to myself to finish it up before New Year and I'm glad I made it. Someone told me that artist shouldn't have deadline. Obviously that doesn't apply to sketchbook project which even the title screaming deadline to you:) I don't know how art lesson at school taught here, but art lesson that I experienced back home was all about deadline and chosen theme for our assignment. That's how I feel about sketchbook project only with more pages waiting to be filled in. Now that it's done, I can focus on painting or drawing what I want and having that freedom gives me so much joy. My mind and imagination can wander freely again:) My approach with my painting is completely different. I don't give deadline but I do try stay focus on schedule. I always make mental notes of what I need to do for the next day, whether I need to make a rough drawing, transfer drawing, work on a painting, or even just sitting and doing a bit research to cultivate the idea in my head for next painting. I'm aware that the danger of working alone is to let yourself get lazy and eventually you neglect your artwork. I really don't want that to happen. Painting itself is a slow process for me involving some steps. Those steps are really loose because if I plan it too detailed from the beginning, the momentum will slip away carrying my excitement for that piece with it,
My plan for today was supposed to be transferring rough drawing to canvas. Well, I should wait till tonight or tomorrow when DH's computer is less fussy:) His computer is the one connected to the projector. Instead I'm doing a bit browsing for next painting or who knows what it may lead to, and also posting this sneak peek of my painting.