Monday, March 1, 2010

2009-10 Daily Journal Page Challenge/2010 Creative Everday Challenge

2009-10 Daily Journal Page Challenge: Freedom from Hope and Fear
Although I am posting intermittently, I am still creating a journal page a day as part of my own personal art challenge (the 2009-2010 Daily Journal Page Challenge). And I often use these pages and or my blog posts to meet the 2010 Creative Everyday Challenge, hosted by Leah Piken Kolidas (thank you, thank you, thank you!), and which I joined this past January. But my goal in this challenge was to push the envelope in my creative endeavors not just to skid by with what has become tried and true in my art techniques. So, to meet that challenge I took up drawing lessons this year. I have had the desire to draw for a very long time, but the critic inside of me always said you don't have the ability -- why even try? However, in spite of this persistent, "heavy breather" I found a wonderful, wonderful teacher and I am slowly, almost painfully, experimenting in this medium and attempting to incorporate it into my collages. Up to now, I have only submitted work that doesn't seem too "inferior." Isn't that funny? Isn't it time I give up the judge, the critic that has harried me for so long in my endeavors? Is it really possible? I don't know the answer to that. But I do know that I will continue to challenge myself and share my process of discovery.


  1. Virginia, I'm loving your drawings! Go for it, girl!



  2. Funny, how no matter what we do we can't escape being our own judge... but I tell u when u added watercolor to your collages u definitely have an eye .. it blended well and fooled me..

  3. Thanks girlz! And Tamara -- you've already got one follower :) -- and you haven't even started posting yet!