Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Sketchbook Challenge

What The Sketchbook Challenge has Meant to Me
As I was drawing and painting this week, I was thinking about my involvement in the The Sketchbook Challenge, and what it has meant to me.  My watercolor palettes are out of the paint cupboard and I now carry a pencil in my purse, instead of just a black flair pen.  This challenge has brought me back to my roots of drawing and painting with watercolors.  As some of you know, my main medium is fabric and making art quilts.  Participating each month in interpreting the theme has been quite a challenge for me personally, but I feel that is important to continue to rise to the challenge. 

It has brought me a new way to see my work as an artist, broadening my horizons, spilling me over and seeing little by little how I am branching out as an artist.  The best part is that I am drawing - in my sketchbook, on labels, watercolor paper and looking at everyday items just a little differently of how they could be made into a book or a funky page.  Imagine the possibilities.  And truly, getting to know everyone in this challenge, to see the art world through different eyes and the sharing of ideas, friendship, inspiration and learning something new are just the icing on the cake.  Thank you all.
       - Jamie Fingal - My Theme for March was Spilling Over

Radio Interview scheduled for August 7th on Artistically Speaking 

I have a new post on The Sketchbook Challenge - for this month's theme "Elements"

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