In December of 2011 I resolved to sketch something every day in 2012. I bought some sketchbooks and gave myself four rules:
2. Do not use the same media two days in a row.
3. Include at least one organic element (plant, animal, fungi, etc.) in each image.
4. Sketches must be started and completed on the same day.
For the most part I followed the rules. By year's end I had filled four notebooks and two binders with images.
Looking back on the sketches, I notice that some images are quite detailed,
others were hastily constructed,
and some are just weird.
Here is a highlight from each month:
A crab shell I found in January
A view of Mt Jefferson on a windy day in February
A squirrel's back in March
A bumblebee carcass I found in April
Cerambycid beetle and beer in July
August sunrise in Missoula, MT
Dinner ingredients in September
A pie pumpkin in October
A chum salmon fantasy in November
A Barrow's Goldeneye swimming among yarn I bought in Washington in December (Sarah's favorite).
2012 was a great year and it is nice to have a record of each day's experiences. I'll post some more after I get them scanned.