2013 foundation, 2014 refinement

This is in short how I see the year 2013 in hindsight. 

I haven't much done this year when it comes to artwork, photography or drawings. Mainly because I was occupied with my job and the set-up of my studio (it's "finished"). 

I did take a drawing class in May and I learned something in that class, but not what I was supposed to learn or had planned to learn for that matter. Instead I learned that I don't like to draw the world outside. I hate it when people look over my shoulder while I draw and comment. Nevertheless the class was good fun. 

So, for 2014 I have planned to segment it into project months. Every month I will look into something else, for example: typography, Adobe Illustrator, watercolors, illustration, macrophotography, etc. Except for January I haven't decided on the monthly topics. I think one month gives me enough time to get deep enough into a subject to find out if it is the right thing for me and to get at least a few decent results. 

So for January 2014 (I started a few days ago with it ;-) my topic is: TYPOGRAPHY, SCRIPT, CALLIGRAPHY. I always had a thing for fonts and pictures made of type. So I've got several books on that topic. Such as Type Image by Barbara Brownie (lovely book), Hand Job - A catalog of Type by Michael Perry and my newest acquisition is Hand to Type: Scripts, Hand-Lettering and Calligraphy by R. Klanten, J. Middendorp, H. Hellige. I love those books and I will have great fun trying out those ideas in them. 

What are your plans for 2014?

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