Monday, December 30, 2013

Art Journal Share - Legs For Days

I've been gaining a bit of weight lately.  It all starts in the hips (well, it starts at the table!).  I'm always examining my legs for changes.  Did I lose weight?  Did I gain weight?  Was that there yesterday?!?  I got a new pair of running shoes for Christmas (thank you Lord) and I ran for the first time in months on Saturday.  I was sore by the end of the night but I felt great.  Even though its freezing today I plan to bundle up and get out there.  I'm working on balancing food and exercise.

I've been drawing a lot of basic anatomy lately.  Drawing legs are tricky but I found lots of tips and tricks on Pinterest.  I am blessed to be able to walk, run, and exercise.

My legs are strong and will take me far.  

Is there a part of your body you pick at?  Think of what positive things that part of your body can do!  Does it help you create?  At times it's easier to find the negatives but with effort maybe we can cancel them out.

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
 they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, 
and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31

Have a happy new year!!!

Sharing with Paint Party Friday


  1. Happy New Year to you! I love the quotes you used with your art. Stopping by from Sacro Speco:)

  2. Totally love all the layers. :) Happy New Year 2014!

  3. Wow that is a great take! Love your idea of focusing on the positive sides!
    Great idea to chose the theme for your art, which is beautiful!
    Happy New Year!

  4. I tend to disrespect my hips and my butt. :-) Just sayin'!

    I love the way you love your legs in your images. Its so important we love our bodies, even when our intellect is being judgmental. Yay for running shoes and yay for braving the cold!

    I'm visiting from Creative Every Day - and I'm so glad I did! (oh, and I'm pinning, too!)

  5. Such depth of color and texture. Last year my art journal was simply pencil sketches of faces. This year I find myself attracted to typography. As for my body, I envy women with round fannies - mine is flat!

  6. Love your art work! I need to get back to working out myself because I have gain some pounds in my mid-section. I look forward to experiencing more of you great work. Checking in from "Sacro Speco"

  7. Great art work! I been picking up some extra pounds myself now you have me looking at it as just I also drop by from "Sacro Speco"

  8. Such an original approach. Lovely art. Happy new Year.

  9. Your goals to stay healthy and keep drawing are both great goals, and it's very cool to show that connection with your art!

  10. Great work :-) great run too, just started back running today, arr I will ache tomorrow morning :( thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays. ..

  11. I always pick up extra at christmas - I try very hard not to be critical, but just to enjoy the moments.
    I love your work, the colours + textures are lovely.

  12. I love the colors that you have used here! Happy New Year!

  13. Love those legs and your colourful, painterly style. Thanks for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday and a Happy New Year to you!

  14. Beautiful drawings you're so talented and great advice too. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I'm so happy to know you.