new year's resolution #3 : make art every day

Today I wanted to share some of the beautiful papers that arrived on my doorstep recently! The colors and patterns are so vibrant, intense, juicy, delicious. I can't wait to use some of these in my next collage series.

The papers are printed in India, and are non-fading and acid-free.

Some of patterns have touches of golden and silver paint and/or traces of glitter, which I love!

We can all use a little more sparkle in our lives, can't we ;)

The other set of lovely papers I purchased lately were made in Japan. Very different, but equally enchanting.

The surface is velvety and matt, and several of the papers with geometric designs were hand-printed.

I love the Japanese aesthetic.

And lastly, I ordered some new French watercolor brushes that I had been dreaming about for a while, and thick, textured watercolor papers also pulled by hand in France...

What a multicultural set of fresh supplies I have now! It is always exciting to try out new brushes and papers, and this should encourage me to get in the studio for at least a little while each day. I don't expect to complete a collage or painting every single day, but I do want make a habit of spending time on my artwork or at least in my sketchbook without exception! It's so easy to let all of the daily chores take precedence...

What are your creative goals for this year?