illustration

Alphabet book

I've written about motivation.  I find it very helpful to have a daily task to post on Instagram.  Lately, I started the 100 days project.  I began doing a sketchbook page each day.  Then, inspired by other artists in my MATS Bootcamp class, I began doing an alphabet page each day.  I am currently on M already!  Each page is done in Jane Davenport watercolor.  I am painting a type of fruit of veg for each day!  My favs so far are asparagus and guava!  It has been so much fun!  I've been sharing on my facebook page Christine Benda Illustration and my Instagram by the same name.  I should also say that I am loving Bootcamp!  I've never done it before.  There is an assignment a month.  Last month was roses on a gardening themed journal with a quote.  I can't wait for June's assignment!

The start of school and the pause of art

In the beginning of the school year, my art time is very limited.  We are entering our 5th week of class.  As a first grade teacher, I'm just beginning get my head above water.  Last week was the first time that I've sat down with my watercolors for a while.  It felt good to get out the brush and water and let it move around on the paper.  There is something so therapeutic to watercolors.  Today I finally got back onto my webpage and worked through some of the things I'd wanted to do here.  I have new things I still need to add but I made a start.  Next month I am beginning a children's book illustration class with Lilla Rogers.  I am so excited for this class!  I am trying to decide if I want to take another online class through CalArts.  Maybe just one class is a good idea for the fall.