#365 Drawings



This year is one where I am seriously determined to really become better at what I do all around. There are lots of ways to go about that, and one of them is to make sure I’m drawing as much as I can.

I’ve been motivated by Fifth& Hazel and Alma Loveland with their #365 Patterns project, and Loobyloo’s 365 sketch project. Both are super realistic, and I don’t promise to post all of my sketches to this space. Although I’m pretty motivated to.

I know having a public space can intimidate some to take risks, expose growth and change, especially when for someone like me, I’ve worked really hard at branding myself in a certain style. But, I’ll be the first to tell you that taking risks and being willing to produce stuff that’s lousy or mediocre is the first step to cracking the code to successful growth.

Basically, what I’m saying here, is that I’ve always been terrified of posting sketches and doodles on a frequent basis here, which is exactly why I need to.

So, hello #365 Drawing Project.

Anyone who wants to join in, please do. Or just come here and visit, and maybe say “Nice Job” or something like that, just to make this not so intimidating!

There will be doodles, sketches, art….some rendered and some super loose and quick. Mama does need to get dinner on the table too. But this is my race this year. How far can I push myself? Let’s see!


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  • Freja Soininen

    What a brilliant idea! You are so talented, I’m keen to see what you come up with each day :)

  • http://www.LindaTieu.com/ Linda Tieu

    I’m always a fan of those who embark on 365 projects or even almost 365 projects… because the intention is set and there’s so much creativity that comes out of it – just fabulous! Good luck and lovely to see what you post – yay!

  • Lynn H

    I think it’s wonderful that you are stretching outside your comfort zone! Good for you for trusting yourself enough to take on the challenge!

  • Sandra

    You have such talent.. There is nothing wrong about exploring different ways, mediums, etc… Go for it, you’ll just get better at it and overall, and your drawings will grow from it..

  • Tammy

    Fantastic! I started a blog last fall to do this same thing. To keep up with drawing, trying new techniques, etc. So far, it has helped me a great deal with getting my illustrations finished, helpful feedback, etc. You have lots of talent – keep going Sarah! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/traci.turchin Traci Turchin

    LOVE this! can’t wait to see more!

  • http://www.sarahjanestudios.com/ Sarah Jane

    If you want to join in, be sure to share the link to your site in the comments!

  • Shannon

    I was not in the drawing-and-creating-beautiful-art line in heaven where that talent was handed out, so I won’t be posting anything to share. But I really admire your talent and I’m excited that you are going to share more of yours with us. If I had a million dollars I would buy everything you draw. It is such beautiful work!

  • hannah @mini me paperdolls

    I NEED to do this too, but not this year. You have motivated me to put in on my “when the twins are in school” list. Love this one btw Sarah!

    • http://www.sarahjanestudios.com/ Sarah Jane

      I hear you!!

  • Terri Wilhelm

    I always love seeing your drawings and finished art! I too would like to draw more often. Because I want to be better at it, practice is the best way to get better, right. Good for you for being willing to post your sketches and doodles. I post mine too, but not all the time.

    • http://www.sarahjanestudios.com/ Sarah Jane

      Great terri! I look forward to supporting you too! It’s good to stay motivated at a common goal:)

  • http://twitter.com/reneekurilla RenĂ©e Kurilla

    I absolutely want to join you, I’ve been trying to do a sketch a day for a few months now! Keeping motivated for a whole year seems like a great idea. (I love this drawing by the way!) http://www.facebook.com/kurillastration – or – kurillastration.blogspot.com

    • http://www.sarahjanestudios.com/ Sarah Jane

      So glad Renee! your work is lovely. I think it’s always good to have a team of support! Can’t wait to see what you do!

  • Char

    I’m with you! :-)
    I follow you on Instagram. So we should tag drawings #365drawingproject ?
    My username is Blueshineart .

    • http://www.sarahjanestudios.com/ Sarah Jane

      Great! how about #365drawings can’t wait to see!

  • NancyBearz

    Would love to join you! I have been so out of the loop with my drawing etc. that this is a great opportunity. (However, since I love your work, I don’t know if I’m excited or incredibly intimidated! :D) Will have to work on the ways and means of posting…

    • http://www.sarahjanestudios.com/ Sarah Jane

      Oh good Nancy! It’s so good to have a support group and know that it’s the effort that really counts here. I can’t wait to see what you post! go team!

  • http://www.facebook.com/1nancyhunt1 Nancy Hornbrook Hunt

    I love this drawing! She looks just like my Chinese/caucasian grand daughter!

  • Angela Reid

    Im excited to see more of your sketches!

  • Anna

    I love that you are sharing these! I seriously just love every single thing you do so I love seeing it! I also think that even though your branding is distinct your great taste is also part of that! I follow you on pinterest and can tell when a pin is yours even before looking at it because of the great taste and style of whatever it is (that totally makes me sound like a stalker!) Anyways my point is just that you are talented and it’s so fun to see all your different art!

  • http://twitter.com/AngelaShenk Angela Shenk

    Love your art and I am happy to join in. I don’t have Instagram but I do have a blog and I am on twitter. I’ll be sure to use the hashtag! This is exciting!

    • http://www.sarahjanestudios.com/ Sarah Jane

      Great! Just comment below and share your link, or whatever makes you feel motivated. Horray!

  • Megan Harr

    This picture encapsulates what I love about your art. There is so much story and emotion and movement wrapped up in that little sketch. Love it!

    • http://www.sarahjanestudios.com/ Sarah Jane

      Thanks Megan:) xo

  • Liesel

    Oh, that is such a good idea. AND it scares me, so I really should do it. But I also know myself, and the likelihood of my failure… Maybe if I don’t post the sketches every day (it is so depressing when there is no feedback at all, and I know that shouldn’t discourage me, but it does). Okay, I am going to make it a goal, and I will TRY to do it, but not beat myself up if I am too busy some days. Thanks for the motivation and example!!


    • http://www.sarahjanestudios.com/ Sarah Jane

      I am totally with you. Which is why I’m doing this. Because we are all so accustomed to measuring success by attention (esp online) its so important to let that go a bit, and just push ourselves and discover what we normally would not. Good for you! Can’t wait to have you join in!

  • Jenn A

    Love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/megan.escareno.1 Megan Escareno

    I’m going to join you! What a fun project to stretch our wings. I was just telling my mom today that I have to get over my fear of sharing my writings and artwork. Thank you for sharing and inviting us along!

    • http://www.sarahjanestudios.com/ Sarah Jane

      oooooh….can’t wait to have you join in! Good motivation to keep us all going!

  • Mindy Gillum

    Keep going! We love to see your art. Thanks for being brave!!

  • Rachel

    Well you certainly started off with an awesome drawing! I read a blog post (on what I call a homesteading blog) about a study with two groups of people in a pottery class. Half were asked to make one perfect pot, the other half were asked to make as many pots as possible. The group that made more pots made better pots than the group that was only trying to make one perfect one. Maybe the point is practice makes perfect!

    • http://www.sarahjanestudios.com/ Sarah Jane

      Oh, thanks for sharing! That’s making me feel lots more confident!

  • Emily Call

    I’m in. I’ve just started drawing again after a few years of placing it on the back burner, but decided it’s time to do something with it and practice. Thanks for your inspiration.

    • http://www.sarahjanestudios.com/ Sarah Jane

      Oh so great to hear! Can’t wait to see you participate! xo

  • NancyBearz

    Posting here until I get more clever tech-wise…
    #1 what was sitting on my drawing table…

  • http://profiles.google.com/emily.luetkemeyer Emily Luetkemeyer

    I love it! That is super cute and I support your endeavor!

  • bro David

    Sarah, there is so much energy to this!

  • Mary Lamoray

    I definitely would like to do this! I have a blog and will post my collection of drawings once a week…doing it everyday is too difficult to keep up. But drawing something every day…yes, I think I can do this and it will be a great break from my mixed media seahorses. Certainly don’t want to get burned out on them :))) I will post using the #365 Drawing Project… Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  • skai

    so doing this!

  • http://twitter.com/JuliaDraw Julia Denos

    Oooo, lovely, Sarah! And I think I might want to join in he (does it count if we haven’t started until February?) Good luck! Happy art making <3

  • Sharon Cartes

    Wow, thank you for sharing your thoughts and drawings, it’s really hard to create beauty, specially every day! But your work is inspiring and sooo pretty. Thank you! from the bottom of my heart.