Sunday, December 31, 2017

Look Back Part 3- The Finale

Hi everyone. Can you believe it is the very last day of 2017? Tomorrow we start a new year with lots of new adventures. And today, I'll spend some time thinking about the year that was and what I might like to happen in the year that will be. Am I the only one who does that?
So one more day of art look back for me, and then it is time to look into the future. I like looking back though, because I see pieces that inspire me to create more art.
And once again, be aware this is a long post.
I was REALLY good and managed to do a page every day since April 1 when I started my drawing journal.  No, I didn't draw every day, but I did usually get a few quick sketches, often with my Faber-Castell art markers.
 And  I figured out a lot about  borders too, along with lettering and some shading.


I am doing it again in 2018, and let's see what more I learn.

And I also worked on an ocean journal, which I did finish.



 And in August I created a collage journal with lots of travel bits I brought back from NY State which I had visited for a couple of days.



And finally, here are some other random assorted art journal pages.
Can you tell I am not good at picking just a few? 





















And there were so many more pieces of art. But I do feel like I accomplished something. :)
Thanks for all of you who stop by my blog and a hug to those of you who leave comments! I wish you all the best in 2018 and I hope your dreams (or at least some of them) do come true in the new year. 

12 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Looking at your art makes me happy!
What amazing review of all this wowsers!
I hope to see many more pages , tags and things from you in 2018 and I always read your posts with pleasure and looking forward to this!
Thank you for being a blog friend Erika! ♥♥♥
Happy start of 2018 for you!

SUSI

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful art, you have accomplished a lot this past year. I love the question, 'What happened to pristine?' I don't think pristine ever happened to me! Have a good new year, wish you and yours a happy and healthy one. Hugs, Valerie

CJ Kennedy said...

You created wonderful pieces. My favorites were the low tide with the Adirondack chair and flip flops and the blue wellies. Both made me smile. Dream in colors that don't exist is an inspiring thought for the new year. Best wishes to you and your family in the coming year.

Gibby Frogett said...

Thoroughly enjoyed the last few days and seeing some of the amazing pieces you created this year Erika.

I often make a (digi) scrap page with next years hopes/things to do but never seem to look at that at the end of the year to see how much was accomplished. I've made one for this year too which for once I think is a bit more realsitic to achieve - except the learning to cook maybe :)

I'm looking forward to reading that Hazel Soan book - I'd forgotten that was the one you had - she seems to explain things in a fairly simple way so I'm keeping my fingers crossed what I paint won't just look like carrots.

Have a great day and wishing you and your family a Happy & Healthy 2018 Gill xx

nanskidrewski said...

Happy 2018! Fun pages. Wishing you an art filled, happy year!

Divers and Sundry said...

I enjoyed seeing your year in art overview. All the best to you and yours for a peaceful, joyful, healthy year :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a fabulous retrospective and wonderful way to end 2017. Your art always inspires and your calendar pages put mine to shame. I want to personally wish you a beautiful, safe, and joyous New Year and an art filled 2018.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry dear friend. I'll be watching the ball drop from my sick bed, surrounded by two sick cats. Bleubeard keeps sneezing and Squiggles has stomach problems. Me? I'm shivering and hiding under blankets. Tomorrow, if I feel better, I MIGHT watch the Crown or whatever it's called. The one you bought the book to compliment the show.

Meggymay said...

A wonderful end to the year and i am looking forward to seeing your awesome creations in the coming year.
I do hope your New Year wishes come true.
Yvonne xx

Jeanie said...

This is such a fun look back. Lots I remember, some I don't. Extra fun! Sending cheers your way!

chrissie said...

Amazing art collection Erika. Hope you have a wonderful 2018 with lots more arty ideas

Love Chrissie xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

So good to see your year of art…even though I am on catch up!! Lots to smile at here! Hugs, Chrisx