I have started working through the art classes on wet canvas, started with #1, the basics and boy is it harder than you think and quite the humbling experience too. But think I will have better drawing skills once I've completed them and already learning many tips. Just in the drawing and sketching section there are 33 beginner lessons and another 19 intermediate. Their library is awesome and best thing is it's FREE - just your time and practice, practice, practice.
A couple of weeks ago Rita did inspire me (thank you, Rita) about getting organized in the art space. I have had this idea about hanging my coffee cans (or oatmeal, whatever :)) so that I could get my pencils off of my workspace but still have easy access to them (they kept sneaking down the table eating up my space). So I got a small curtain rod, made some "S" hooks out of wire and got that put up today, so far the wall is still standing so I guess I got them nailed into something solid. Next step will be to paint them in bright colors, probably whatever color the pencils are in the cans. I kept the plastic top on the bottom of the can and hope that acts as a bumper so that my wall doesn't get really marked up. Looks good to me, but will see how it functions and if usability is good or drives me crazy.
Hope everyone has a great painting week and thanks for stopping by.