Saturday, January 3, 2009

"IF: RESOLVE...!"



Illustration Friday's Theme for January 2nd is
"Resolve"(noun)
"fixed purpose or intention; firm determination"

The template for the calendar was given to me
in 2006
at a sketchbook journaling workshop
a well known artist from Scottsdale, Arizona.
How TRUE!
Grace made a big impression on me as you can well see.
Ever since then
I have been determined to
draw, sketch, paint...
and now "post" as much as I possibly can.
WOOO WHEEE!
I think my results definitely show at least a wee bit of "resolve",
don't you! LOL :)

"Obstacles cannot crush me.
Every obstacle yields to stern resolve.
He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind."
~Leonardo da Vinci

24 comments:

marianne said...

Even your calenders look like an artpiece !They look so cheerful with all those colors!

janabouc said...

Wow! Those are great! And look how filled in 2008 is. Good work!

angeltreats said...

What a fantastic idea! I love how each year gets more filled in.

soulbrush said...

shows a huge amount of resolve. i resolve to try and just 'be' this year.

Shirley said...

These really are magnificent! You must be pleased with the visual progress - I'm in love with the colors.

purplepaint said...

Margaret - this is a great idea and would definitely motivate me!

Lisa Reed said...

This is a terrific idea. I think I will make a template for my Artist's Way group to put in the morning pages journal. Thanks for the spark!
Lisa

Barbara Weeks said...

Fabulous idea! I think I'll try to incorporated it into my calendar. Happy New Year.

Leslie said...

Wow, what a nice visual of your art life in the past three years! This past year i drew much more than any year before but didn't chronicle it. I'm going to have to start. Love the template!

Waiting... said...

Great inspiration for all of us!! Wonderful template...do you have a link to it?
Here's to seeing every square filled it!

studio lolo said...

fabulous idea!! And look at you go girl!! I'm a happy camper that you paint and draw so much so we can see it :)

kazumiwannabe said...

Impressive progress! Good for us viewers too : ) And the calendars look great with all the colors!

Teri C said...

Now that is resolve!! You have made such wonderful progress.

Ann said...

Amazing and fun to see your 'resolve'! Happy 2009 to you!

Nao said...

Beautiful idea, very inspiring indeed.

Julie said...

What an awesome calendar! You really made a huge flip to doing an artwork almost daily in 2008! I believe you may not miss one day in 2009!!!

Linda said...

THAT is impressive! What a great idea!!! (And look at September, October, November, and December -- girl, there isn't any white showing!)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These calendars sure do show your Resolve. It also gives people like me the Resolve to do more sketching. I love the quotes too. I am always amazed how you can find just the right quote to emphasize your point.

seesue said...

I lOvE the year-at-a-glance calendars and I love that you've coloured in more squares each year.

Sandy said...

what a great post and wow, those three calendars must have been a lot of work!!

Van said...

I like your calendars and the quote from Leonardo!

http://vaneramos.livejournal.com

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Margaret, I hope you don't mind, but I have made a calendar very similar to yours. I RESOLVE to color in all those spaces.

You and your art are certainly an inspiration for me.

Can I color in two squares since I was making the calendar on two different days? It certainly felt like PLAYING. :)

Sue said...

I love your artwork. And this calendar - what a great idea. I made one too. It's funny - the notion of coloring in squares makes me do stuff so I can. Who'd have thought it'd be that simple? My thanks to you and Grace!

Cindy said...

Thanks for posting about this idea! I followed a link from the College Contessa to your blog and immediately fell in love with the idea of an art log calendar. I've made one to start using immediately, and have even been able to go back through the year-so-far and rescue a few days that I know I made art, so I already have squares colored in!

I'm one of those that will do something JUST so I can mark it off a list, or fill in a square, so I think this calendar is going to make a big difference in my art time!

Thanks again!