First published on my Instagram account OceanDreamIllustration.

Like all artists I want to create, but then I sometimes struggle with the right inspiration on what to actually draw or paint or illustrate (remember – this is not my full-time job). At times so much so that I hate myself for not ‘just drawing something’. Then, of course, I feel even worse about myself.

In an effort to break this somewhat self-destructive cycle, I finally caved in and committed to challenging myself to drawing, painting, doodling = creating 1-picture-a-day.

To keep this achievable and between 10 – 60 minutes per piece, I will be creating the pictures on small 4×6″ paper. The subjects will be mostly everyday objects, nothing too fancy. I will also be trying to work straight with ink or color and forgo any pencil sketches. So, the pictures may end up being a bit rough around the edges or not entirely ‘real to what you or I see’, yet – they will be mine.

Of course, I want it to be fun, so I will be using my favorite tools: Water colors or ink or pencil or ink + water color – we will see. Who knows something else may catch my fancy :). And if you have any suggestions or drawing requests – let me know!

And don’t worry, I will not be posting these pics on my blog each day, because I don’t want to overload your inboxes. I really haven’t figured it out yet. Maybe I’ll post a week’s compilation? Suggestions? We’ll see. But I wanted to kick it off and make it official, by posting it here on my blog today.

However, if you do want to see the pictures each day you have options: 1) visit my blog each day (preferably late pm EST USA) 2) check out my Facebook page OceanDreamIllustration or 3) follow me on on instagram OceanDreamIllustration.

So, without further ado – easing into this whole thing with come of my favorite colors: Here is the #1/∞


Watercolor flower
self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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