Monday, January 01, 2007


This drawing started as a sketch of an eye. It was based on the photograph taken last week of Tripod lying on my Moleskine sketchbook and like some sketches, it has evolved and continues to do so, moving into a drawing now, given time.

This cat seems to lend himself to drawings, he has that kind of appeal about him. I have a few ideas of a series of mini portraits of him to play with in the future.

In the first day of the new year, I have lots of ideas spinning around in my head about what I want to achieve in 2007. In another post I will elaborate more on those goals and how achievable they are. This is part of a marketing newsletter that arrived in my mailbox today and the quote seems rather appropriate for today.

What are your dreams? I haven’t seen the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness,” but I’ve seen the scene in the trailers in which Will Smith talks to his son about his dreams. He says:

"Don't ever let somebody tell you you can't do something. Not even me. All right? You got a dream? You gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they want to tell you you can't do it. You want something, go get it. Period."

Copyright 2007 Alyson B. Stanfield. Alyson takes the mystery out of marketing your art and making more money as an artist. Visit to get articles just like this one delivered to your inbox.


Anonymous said...

I love your sketch of the cat and your work. I did want to comment on the movie though, although the trailors give it a positive swing it is very depressing. Based on a true story, I could barely get through it, and I knew the ending. Just be prepared if you go to see it.

Terry Banderas said...

Happy New Year. I have enjoyed your site this year. Your artwork is great and your comments very entertaining. Your site is developing I see. I struggle to update my site but this HTML gig is all new to me. I look forward to all of your updates.

Jeanette Jobson said...

Thanks Desiree. I'm not much of a movie goer, so it may be some time before I ever see that particular one. I always feel my time is wasted if I sit and watch a movie for 2 hours.

Happy New Year Terry. I'm glad you've enjoyed the site. If there's anything I can do to help you with your site, just ask and I'll try.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Jeanette. And keep up the dreaming.