For 2012 I've challenged myself to sketch a bird a week. Week 18's cardinal landed in an art collage rather than a sketch. Mixed media with acrylic, pencil, paper, wax pastel, ink and mica flakes.
Creativity is defined as something new that offers value, beauty or meaning. Does creativity play a big enough role in our society? How might society's approach to problems be different if we all exercised our brains' creative abilities?
Inspired by someone else's list, I created my own list of the 12 most awesome places to visit in the United States. Full of National Parks, my list also includes a few destinations I haven't yet visited. What does your list of the 12 Most Awesome Places to Visit look like?
Over the past couple weeks, I've come to realize that I enjoy art collage much more than sketching. Since I'm a week behind (and the collage-with-bird I'm working on will still take me a while to complete), I did a quick sketch last night of this owlet.
Last June, my family was fortunate to be able to spend two nights aboard a sailboat in Lake Superior's Apostle Islands. All four of us, I think, consider the sailing trip to be our 2011 highlight, and the kids can't wait to go on another sailing excursion. What's your family's favorite adventure?