2011 is here, and I am off and running. So many things to be thankful for and I am so looking forward to 2011. This will be a year of wonder, creativity and living to the fullest. I am working on the Common Grounds painting, more on that in a later blog, I will be participating in the sketchbook challenge, and I am going to paint and create all year long. My business plan for this year is almost complete, and I have so many great things coming up that will push my art, my art business and myself to the next level. Today is the first day of the New Year and I will be spending time with my family, which is one of the most important things for me in this new year, I will also be painting and throw in stitching up my January quilt block, and my day will be complete. I wanted to share this great calendar I got from my son-in-laws parents, they brought it all the way over from the UK and I love it. The pages are blank and you add whatever you want, to the page for that month. I have decided to do a graphite drawing each month. For January I have drawn the white hydrangea that Katie and Martin received as an acknowledgment for the arrival of Finley. I loved the glass bowl with all the stems in it, thought it would be interesting to do it in graphite. Here’s some snap shots of the journey.