The sketchy and inconsistent blog of Bethie Engstrom...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Hello all!
Just a quick (which quickly got not so quick... ) note here, to say that while I really haven't been around much here - it's going to be even less for a little while.  Reasons why...
But first (interrupting myself)  some life updates from the last six months:  I've graduated from highschool,  failed at way too many things in nearly every day since then (no worries though,  picking myself back up and reminding myself again and again that I have to make these mistakes), went to a drawing jam in Seattle (which was so much fun! But bummed I didn't get a chance to go into the massive model building to get all sketchy:) and turned nineteen.  :)

While I'm gone, I will be doing some major schooling for my brainO, kind of getting back to the basics of what I want to be as an artist, as well as doing some small collage lessons...  which in my case  (being the weird teen that I am) means tons of reading and note taking but most likely no classes per say. My great aunt gave me a gift card to UW book store, so I'm sure I'll find loads of inspiring things there. Trying to spend more time with the people around me, making sure to use my words because I don't use them enough to encourage and build people up (rings of 2013 resolutions eh?). I'm also will be getting back into letter writing, note taking (oops, already said that), picture taking and trying to make money for a life changing journey I hope I'll be able to take this year sometime.  More of all that later.

Medium:  0.05 ink 

So you can see my face:)
If you have any suggestions on what I should study on,  I'm thinking art related but doesn't have to be,  please share.  Basically everyone that follows this little cloud of mine are so amazing,  I'm sure all of you are great talented people,  and I get so filled up on jamin' love from you'al, you inspire me and make me feel good about going on in this. And I'd be honored to get any input and feedback.
Thank you so much!