During the semester break, I'm working on developing a daily sketching habit. I never spend much time with the sketch but just try to loosely pencil in shapes and then add shading and darks. I either sketch an object that's near by or pull up a photo on my iPad. This is a self portrait....ha....I sure look younger. I try to just work 15-20 minutes and then let it go. My goal is to have completed 50 before the new semester begins. I'm up to 5 today. I'll post all of them tomorrow. Now to continue to work on organizing my studio space and get my pastels nearby! I set a goal of 50 new paintings by May 2016. I've got about 10 starts but nothing that "moves" me yet. I use to think every painting had to be "frame" worthy. I guess I've either changed my approach or I've gotten more selective about what I think is frame worthy. There was a student exhibit deadline this month and I missed it because I didn't have anything I thought was "good" enough. I'll keep working at it!