2005 - Oil Sketch
Mulling over a few things... don't know what made me think to look back in my blog archives but it must have been serendipity... October marks two years of blogging - journaling - talking to and about myself. Was never able to keep a diary but my website was beginning to look more like a scrapbook than a professional brochure and I was an active participant on several art lists... most of which I've since either signed off or now read in digest form with little input. Blogging rules! Wonder what the next technical communication variation will be? I don't see myself in My Space type venues... this serves my purpose well... whatever that purpose might be.
And speaking of that serendipity... take a quick browse through my October, 2005, entries... mostly pics of my new exercise challenge but what is written there could have been typed this month. Still whining about the same ole thing. Those exercises, btw, relate to the title of this blog... I'd planned to get back into shape with oils by painting and documenting 100 realistic studies (spurred on by Duane Keiser and his painting a day thing... he being the primary motivator* of the venue.) I quickly copped out of the exercise but kept the blog. Funny... I'd sometimes wondered what purpose all those wordy posts would serve, would I ever bother to reread? Maybe even learn from? New project: each month I'll read from the same period two years prior and report if there's anything noteworthy. (Now... y'all don't go gettin' all excited!) Geeze... wish I had be one to keep a diary...
(* Wow! Look at Duane now! A sponsor and everything! And the size of that studio... and that donut!)