In December 2018, I received an email from Sketchbook Skool. I was on their email list after taking some amazing courses in 2014.
The email included a download called A Drawing A Day 2019 which consisted of a page for each month with a word for each day of the month. I was intrigued! I was missing making time to do a little art and so I decided to challenge myself and commit to doing a drawing/painting every day for the whole year of 2019.
I started on January 1 with the word IMAGINE…it was the beginning of a 365 day adventure with my sketchbook, pencils, pen and watercolors…I was excited to make the commitment to myself.
On February 9, I decided to upload photos of the pictures I had already done into a Facebook photo album called A Drawing A Day…and then would add each new picture into the album daily. This is where this journey takes a whole new turn. I received messages from a few gals that because of what I was doing, they were inspired to make time and pick up their paint brushes again, setting their alarms 30 minutes earlier so they could make time to play with art. Wow.
Then on April 17, I decided to add a quote that used the word of the day, but didn’t necessarily represent the drawing I did…which actually over time, some did but not always. The word for April 17 was BOOT and the quote I picked by Henry Rollins was “My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.” I love that quote. And now the conversations were flowing with each new picture.
Some of the quotes were by authors and friends would post how much they loved their books, other quotes stirred emotions, made people laugh and some picture and quote combinations connected people in awesome conversations. It really turned into quite an adventure…every day. A simple picture with a simple quote.
I’m not sure which picture was the most popular, but several come to my mind that touched people in some way or another. It was a journey I shared, and in doing so I received so many blessings and new friends and hopefully inspired others to start a journey of their own.
If you’ve been holding back from trying something new or revisiting something that brought you joy, stop waiting. The final word for 2019 was INTENTION and is the featured image on this post. Pick up and run your life with intention…you won’t want to miss out on the fun…
Wow how you have grown!! Love love love u Liz!!!
Love you, Liz!!
Kate Matthews love love love you!!
Happy Birthday, my dear! I am grateful to have met you this past year and my intention is to not let you disappear again. 🙂
Tanya R. Quintieri you are such a blessing my dear!
Tanya R. Quintieri its not my birthday…XOXOXO
Liz, that was autocorrect! I am pretty sure I typed Happy New Year. But then again, I‘d already had two bubblies.
Cause my new year is already 3 hours old. Almost…
Love it! And the lessons you learned! Been fun being on this journey with you. So much growth. Thanks for sharing!
Love the emotion too!
You’re inspiring me to write every day!!!
Linda Nelson you are such a dear….wishing you the best year ahead…in ALL that you do!
Happy New Year Liz Geeslin!
Adrianne Gerard you too my friend!!
Have a amazing New Years
Joan Silveira thank you…you too!
Happy New Year to you and Joe, Liz. Looking forward to June, 2020
Bonnie Morton cant wait to see you again! Love you!
Thanks for sharing! Something I needed to be reminded of today. Sometimes it’s hard to look through all of the bad things going on and remember to be happy and intentional with those you love!!! I appreciate the reminder! Happy new year!! Love to you and Joe!!
Sharon Leigh Ensor Happy New Year, big hugs to you and your Mom..
Love you to pieces obviously. Love hearing your voice
Dale Miskelly love love you right back and the next time I’m out to CA we MUST get together…
Love this video and you! Miss you Happy New Year
Maria Luna Martin miss u, love you! Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!!
Robin Noel love you! Happy New Year!!
Happy New Year!!!
Jennifer Lynn Joyce
Happy New Year! Love you
Deborah Israel Goodere love you seester in law!!! Miss u!
Happy New Year Liz!
Ann DeCarlo Happy New Year! Let’s get together soon! Would love to catch up!
Happy 2020! May it be a good year for you and Joe!
Mary Ann Woodhouse Happy happy New Year to you two!!
Good words, Liz. Happy New Year.
Doug Hayes Happy New Year to you too! Hope our paths cross again soon!
My granddaughter sure love the hat Ms Liz!!! Happy New Year to you and Joe!
Bart Rowland thank you and same to you! Give your granddaughter a hug from me!
Hi Liz! happy new year!!
Guinevere Anne Stasio Hi! Happy New Year too darling girl!!!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year Debbie!! AND Mr. Roger Man!!!! XOXO
Love your heart. Beautiful important message
Happy New Year gorgeous!!
Happy New Year’s to you! Admire your passion and appreciate these thoughts for the new year.
Dona Rice hope to see more of you this year!! Big big hugs!
Wonderful thoughts, wisdom and advice Liz! I truly value our friendship…:-)
Betty Ann Sudbury thank you and I’m so grateful for your friendship!
I finally had the time to listen to this. Well said Liz! Happy New Year and Decade!
Beth Mallett so happy to call you my friend! Happy New Year and I can’t wait to see your newest foal this year!!
I’ve loved them. Thank you for sharing and your inspirations. Happy New Year!!!
Thanks so much Shelley! Have a wonderful 2020!!
Lizzie you made me cry…I love you…Mommy
Happy New Year
Patty Frerichs see you in February!
Now I understand what you were doing all year……beautiful.
Amen to those moments cherishing the time with loved ones.
Yes, you’re so gooey Liz! Love having had the chance to connect with you!
Lisa, me too….so looking forward to getting to know you better and better my friend!
Thank you Liz for your energy and inspiration all year!
Marcy Petricig Braasch big hugs my friend
Love this, can’t wait to see what you do next ! 🙂
Nila Wagner thank you! Have a super weekend!
Liz, I so enjoyed your daily art submissions and words and marveled at your talents. Keep up the good work!!