Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Settling Into 2009

Distant Barn by Lori Levin "Distant Barn"
graphite sketch in moleskine

This sketch is the view from the French doors of my soon to be new studio. If I sit quietly there, I see so many different types of birds, many squirrels and even the occasional buck sneaking by. I am so excited about having this very special space. It is being built with such love and care and that feeling will carry into my work for certain. Much of the holiday was spent working on the studio when we were not with family and friends or of course eating.

So much has happened in the past two years that I am basically just trying to settle into 2009. I'm trying to take it easy and just catch up to myself. This week I have to get back to working on the many pet portrait jobs and commissions I have waiting. I feel more refreshed and focused and this will help with my art.

I wish everyone peace and good health in 2009.


Jennifer Horsley said...

What a beautiful view! Hopefully, we'll get snow this weekend and you can sketch another! From my studio, I can see my shed--which is quaint in it's own way--and all the birds and squirrels you see. I am, however, extremely jealous of the occasional sneaking buck. We just don't get them in Cherry Hill. Hey, put in a salt lick and maybe he will stick around long enough for you to sketch him! I will live vicariously through your sketches of the NJ that so few outsiders know.

Keep on keepin' on,

KleoPatra said...

Looks like a great place to be!! How is that studio? This starter sketch is oh so very nice. i hope you are continuing to be good to yourself, lori. Thanks for bein' such a great friend. Your Hanukkah card made me smile - you know i love your work! Thank you... i keep it up at my house. xo