A New Year, a new challenge

Drawing (literally) on the encouragement of Danny Gregory, I have started a month long online Awesome Art Journaling course with Koosje Koene from Amsterdam. Although I have never stopped actually drawing, it has tended to be things that I am making, working drawings really, so the chance to actually sit and look at something and attempt to draw it was a chance not to be missed.

So, here is my effort for day 1.

AAJ Day 1 - Feathers


I collect feathers whenever I find them in the woods when out with herself (my beautiful dog, Tilly). God only knows if most of them are from common or garden pigeons, but I know that some are your actual Jay’s feathers – which is weird as my hubby’s name is Jay, but he is not feathered….at least I have never noticed.

I am really looking forward to drawing every day for at least the next month, when the idea is that all of us ‘students’ will not be able to stop and will continue to draw all the time. Yay for that!!!

This might just be a much more Awesome January than any previous one – ever. x

Author: Nancy Power

'Printmaker Nancy Power's work reflects the life around her. Be it a changing rural landscape, the decaying plants in her garden, or her collection of hand crafted ceramics, she finds inspiration from many sources. Deliberately eclectic in subject matter, her work is harmonised by her colour palette and distinctive inking process. Nancy uses the reduction method of lino printmaking; carving away at just one block for each consecutive colour to reveal the final image. By inking from dark to light, as opposed to the more traditional light to dark, Nancy's work has engaging depth and colour layering.'

6 thoughts on “A New Year, a new challenge”

    1. Thank you so much Karen! I am really enjoying the drawing so far – it’s pretty challenging to draw something everyday when I work full time, but I am determined to make the most of it! Yes, Danny Gregory is wonderful and so inspiring – I am waiting for one of his books which should be delivered tomorrow.
      I will check out your new blog as I couldn’t work out how to follow you on your other one?!
      Hope you are keeping warm and cosy over there! x

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, I am really enjoying it so far, now onto today’s drawing but I have to take the dog for a walk first then I can relax! I think I’ll do a gallery post at the end of the first week.

  1. These are really lovely studies. You should check out some of the work on my blog lilybunny.com let me know what you think and maybe follow if you like 🙂

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