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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (December 30): 12/30/19
We had a lovely Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. It was just the four of us and our two cats. As my husband was on call, we couldn't go anywhere but that suited us just fine.
I've made progress on the sandhill cranes. I've worked four hours on it now.
In 2020 I plan to draw a Copic marker sketch each and everyday. I'll be tagging them #art366. To get into the mood, I've been drawing every day since Christmas. Below are some of them.
I've also made progress on my koi painting. As it's small, only six by six inches, I should finish it the next time I work on it.
I also painted some more fireworks in the sketchbook. The book is due in February so I need to finish it in January.
I haven't worked on Pride Shoes this week.
What I read:
What I'm reading:
Comment #1: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 01:04:39
The copic marker sketches are wonderful and a great idea for 2020. All the best with it and the 300 book goal. Your present reads look great.
Comment #2: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 17:10:00
Thank you. I've had the same reading goal for the last six years. So far it's working for me. I'll have more copic marker sketches to share next week.
Comment #3: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 04:20:16
I’m glad you enjoyed your holidays!
Wishing you a great reading week and a Happy New Year
Comment #4: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 17:17:00
Thank you. Happy New Year.
Comment #5: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 08:07:29
I love the art, as usual.
I'm curious about Nancy Drew Diaries.
Happy New Year!
Comment #6: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 17:19:00
The Nancy Drew Diaries started in 2013. They're about half the length of the older ones. I find them perfect for an afternoon when I want to read but don't have a lot of time.
Comment #7: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 09:06:12
I am glad that you had a happy holiday season!
Your Sandhill Crane painting is gorgeous! Sandhill Cranes are fascinating - I look at them and can't help but think about dinosaurs.
Have a great week and Happy New Year!
Comment #8: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 17:23:00
The sandhill crane painting is a fascinating project. I normally paint from my own photographs but I've never seen one in the wild. So I'm working from public domain photos shared by the national park system.
Comment #9: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 10:55:58
I love seeing your painting journey. I plan to do a 10-minute timed writing each day next year. I did well with this in 2018, but I got out of the routine last year.
Will painting be your primary focus next year? Or will reading always be first?
Comment #10: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 17:30:00
This blog is my hobby. Painting is how I earn money. I'll be reopening my Etsy shop. I don't spend my painting time reading and visa versa. I doubt you'll see much change in how the blog is run next year.
Comment #11: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11:07:17
I love seeing all your art progress. Have a great week filled with art and reading!
Comment #12: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 17:35:00
Thank you. I plan to share more art next week. Happy New Year.
Comment #13: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11:48:54
Those paintings are beautiful. The cat one is my favorite, of course. Also, the cranes are wonderful.
I'm behind on the Miranda James series, but those books are always favorites of mine.
Have a great week and Happy New Year!
Comment #14: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 18:11:00
Thank you. The cat is a recent rescue by my BFF in San Diego. The cranes are a commission so they're client lead. Like you I'm behind on the Miranda James books. Happy New Year.
Comment #15: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 12:57:15
Looks like you have great plans for 2020. I love seeing your art. Come see my week here. Happy reading and happy new year!
Comment #16: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 18:14:00
Thank you. I'll keep posting art weekly. Happy New Year.
Comment #17: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 13:51:26
I never got into reading Nancy Drew when I was a kid. I kind of want to try them now to see if I like them any better. See what I've been reading at Girl Who Reads
Comment #18: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 18:16:00
I wasn't into Nancy Drew either as a kid. I started reading them in my thirties. I really like the Diaries.
Comment #19: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 20:20:28
The cranes are looking lovely. Enjoy your reading.
Comment #20: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 18:19:00
Thank you. I'll finish it by mid January.
Comment #21: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 at 17:58:44
As a librarian, I'm going to have to look up Property of the Rebel Librarian! Your art is beautiful! I can't believe you've been doing each of the drawings in a day. Wow! Amazing!
Comment #22: Sunday, January 05, 2019 at 15:36:00
I still haven't started my copy.