Happy New Year

1/03/2011 02:46:00 PM Posted In Edit This 21 Comments »
It's been way too long since I've posted, and I've missed it.  Well, it isn't just the posting I've missed, it's all of you.  I've also greatly missed  playing with art.  But, I'm back, I'm in fairly fine fettle, and I'm ready to move along the path of creativity once again.

I'm getting back in the groove of exercising (I didn't stop using my treadmill,  I just haven't been doing it as regularly as I want need to).  I used to go to a Yoga class regularly, but for a variety of reasons (including the fact that my teacher is now 45 minutes away) I stopped doing it.  Today, however, I ordered a Yoga DVD which is supposed to arrive tomorrow, and I'm really looking forward to starting to do it again!

We were blessed to have our whole family together for Christmas again this year, and being with our wonderful grandson was a true gift.   He'll be 3 in April and  is more interesting and more fun the older he gets.   They live over 9 hours away, and it's just Too Far!  I cried off and on the whole day they left, including laughing and crying at the same time that night when our son called to say they'd arrived home safely.  We'll see them when our new grandson-to-be is born (due March 1).  We'll drive down as soon as labor begins and scoop up our little darling to wait with him for his brother to be born.

So, here are 3 sketches I did of my right hand.  I find hands very difficult to draw ...... who am I kidding?  I find everything hard to draw! 

I wish each and every one of you the very best for the coming year .... peace, health, and happiness!



21 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

Nancy,

So nice to "see" you here. The hands are wonderful (quit being so hard on yourself).

What do you think of a yoga day once in a while? Are you willing to share the DVD and let me watch it with you?

xoxo

debra morris said...

Wonderful Hands Nancy, think they're the hardest things to draw!glad to here you're well. Happy New Year

. said...

Great sketching Nancy, Like the hand on the right hand side... Well done

Happy New Year, I hope you had a great holiday

BarbaraB said...

These hands are lovely. I also love the border that you have on your blog page.

curiouscrow said...

You did a great job on the hands - welcome back to blog land!

Sandy in Michigan said...

Nancy, It's so good to have you back! The sketch of hands (yours?) is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Shirley said...

Missed you - so glad to see you back on the message board. I think your hands are FANTASTIC!

Christan & Kathryn Newberger said...

Great job on the hands ! Pat yourself on the back :) Also maybe you wouldn't mind helping me with my blog design. Yours is beautiful.

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

I give you a hand on the hands! (clap clap clap) Nicely done!

Ann said...

Your hand drawings are fantastic! And hands are very difficult to draw. Wishing you the best for the new year too!

ffyrebird said...

Hi Nancy!! Great to see you again. Hands are difficult, but you did a wonderful job on these.

Florence's Art said...

Welcome back! The hands came out great. Such a difficult subject to draw.

Sketch Gurl said...

Good to see you back, Nancy. Have a wonderful New Year. You did a goodjob on the sketches.

Cathy Holtom said...

Great to see you back, hope you are well. Your hands are great, especially the clenched fist. If you can do the yoga dvd with a friend, you'll be much more motivated!

Alex said...

Beautiful hands! Kinda like hands that welcome you to a New Year ^^ Okay, that's pretty cheesy! We're like the same Nancy, we look at others' drawings and comment all the time that we rarely have time to draw for ourselves...teeheee... oh wait, maybe that's just me ^^

Janene said...

Hi Nancy and welcome back. Your hand sketches turned out beautifully--I like the delicate shading and the shapes are just right! I find hands very difficult. You've got a great start on the new year.

Dan Kent said...

Welcome back! We missed you. You may have found this hard, but you did your hand beautifully!!

raena said...

These are FANTASTIC!! I would guess that while you were away, you were drawing all the time!! Wonderful tones and depth!

We missed you too! So glad you're back!

Anais said...

Beautiful drawings, Nancy, as usual. I missed you and your art. Welcome back, friend! ;-)

Sandra said...

For whatever reason the sketches are hidden. Bummer. I certainly connect with you about he grandchildren being far away. Another Bummer. Hang in there.

Sara Light Waller said...

Wonderful hands Nancy. :-) And a happy New Year to you, too!