Yes, it’s still January, yes, I was pretty cold, but spring is surely on its way. And in the meantime, we will be spending the week in Turkey, where the predicted weather report is mixed, but generally sunny with temperatures over 50 F.
As part of my intentions for 2012, I bought a sketch book the other day. My plan is to practice drawing every day. To be honest, I kind of hate the idea, because I don’t usually like what I come up with at all. But it’s also exciting, because I know that I will get better at drawing, just by doing it more. I have never had any lessons beyond the Intro to Art class I took in high school. I started my daily sketches today, and I will show it to you, not because I’m excited, but more as an act of bravery. I believe that artistic expression should be part of everyone’s life, and not just for “artists” or people who are especially good at it. But when it comes down to it, the perfectionist in me feels real trepidation about sharing anything I have come up with. So, thanks for being part of this discipline! Making my first drawing fills me with the feeling of potential, since I plan to get better at it!
One more thing that I found to be excited about is that Bury St. Edmunds is getting a new patisserie. Even though I actually very rarely eat sweets, I am a sucker for a bakery, and love a cute place to sit and have a cup of coffee. I wonder if they will be open for business when we get back from our trip!
This will likely be my last post for a while, since we are getting ready to go. Thank you to everyone who commented and offered helpful suggestions for our time in Turkey! You should read the suggestions here.
Also, I expect to be posting on a more regular basis via my facebook page during our trip, so you may want to check in over there this week. I hope you are enjoying some sunshine, whether actual or metaphorical, wherever you are this weekend!