To practice art…

I love this quote by Kurt Vonnegut:


To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow.

So do it.


But what to sketch?


Well, it’s winter in Australia, and it’s the little things I love:

  • Hot chocolate in your favourite mug
  • Pumpkin soup with a swirl of sour crem and a sprinkle of chives (it’s the colour combo that does it for me)
  • Your winter ‘leave-the-house’ outfit (I don’t know about you, but every season I struggle to remember what I should be wearing!)
  • The pile of washing because it hasn’t stopped raining for weeks and you’re waiting for a clear day (or is that just me?)

And for my northern hemisphere friends, things are warming up! Time to get outside!


Here are some drawing ideas for you:

  • Fun, summer drinks (complete with umbrellas)
  • Stacks of beach towels and togs
  • Bright garden blooms
  • Any kid that will sit still, or 
  • Any sleeping animal. 

About Anna Battle

I’m an artist, guide, mother and a very handy Art Friend! 

My life’s mission is to share the joy of drawing and painting.

In 2011 I started offering in-studio guided Paint Alongs, and my first online course, 15 Flowers, went live in 2015.

In 2016 my book, Painting Party, was published (it’s still available on Amazon).

I now offer online Paint Alongs and workshops so that you can reconnect to the creativity inside you. Gift yourself the time to paint, and the guidance you need to improve your skills and your confidence. 

I invite you to join me and see the world through the eyes of an artist!

If not now, when?