Saturday, January 02, 2016

an open sketchblog

Putting your work out there, in the big wild world (the internet), is a weird thing. A great thing, but it never fails to surprise too. Specifically what people respond to. And don't. You can be really really pleased with something you've created and it'll get a luke warm response and then there are things that you are in two minds about posting/aren't happy with/don't like and they get a huge response. It's amazing. It keeps you on your toes. It makes you realise you can never predict or presume. Apparently these are my 'best nine' from Instagram (@aheavysoul) of 2015. They wouldn't have been on my list but once you've put it out there it's not just your work anymore, it takes on a life of it's own. Thanks for all the Likes, comments, etc, here and on all of the other places I share my work. I appreciate them all. Even the ones for the crappy drawings!

Happy New Year to you all. I intend to fill January with posts, on my blog, to inspire people to draw. To kick start a creative New Year, if you like. Sure, I know that most of you don't need any inspiration to draw - you're as obsessed as I am - but somebody somewhere may just stumble across it and get inspired. Just as I did, around nine years ago, with someone else's blog*. So, you're all invited to my New Year's party (blog). Call by any time.

(*An Open Sketchbook. It was Suzanne Cabrera's An Open Sketchbook)


Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

You have inspired me for several years. Happy new year, and thank you.

Mary burke said...

Hi Andrea
Thank you for sharing your passion for sketching,drawing, blogging & probably more! I completely new to all of this , learning so much about sketching , journaling , social media , coloured , materials.... Just about to start a home sketch book too.. Thank you for your inspiration & happy new year. Mary Burke

Giddings Art said...

Happy New Year to you too! I don't often comment but I do enjoy following your blog. I am obsessed with drawing but I am inspired by your work and enjoy studying different styles. I look forward to your January posts!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you very much guys. Inspiring people is probably the biggest compliment. Happy New Year.

anopensketchbook said...

Andrea---I've been meaning to comment on this post for days...but haven't been in from of the computer very much! I'm so happy to read this and you've inspired me to once again pick up on my blogging. It has brought so many friendships that I hold dear into my life, including yours! May this be a great year for growing as artists.