Geri Ann

My journey of re-creating myself

First Sketch

It’s a week of many first’s!

Below is my first sketch.  It is taken from an old Japanese woodcarving by Choki (c 1795) and is entitled “The Courtesan Somensosuke with an Apprentice.”  However, it’s my version, and I ran out of paper to include her apprentice.  So…she’s just goin’ solo!  But isn’t that usually the case!

I found the design in the Dover book “120 Japanese Prints.”  I love these old Japanese designs!

The Courtesan Somensosuke, with apologies to Choki

The Courtesan Somensosuke, with apologies to Choki

I’ve decided to be brave, to take the plunge.  To draw, to paint, to sew, to color….and put it all out there in the world.  Time to listen to my positive, more quieter inner voice…and embrace and enjoy my creativity as much as I do others’!!!


April 30, 2009 - Posted by | Art, Sketches | ,


  1. Well you’re off to a flying start! Elegant linework…

    Comment by Kate (Cathy) Johnson | April 30, 2009 | Reply

  2. I love your first sketch. Great work!

    Comment by Rhonda | April 30, 2009 | Reply

  3. Welcome! You’re going to have sOo much fun joining this great group of encouraging, like-minded souls.

    Comment by Susan | April 30, 2009 | Reply

  4. for a first sketch, this is amazing! 🙂 You’ve got something there, it’s called “the love!” Most people call it talent/gift, I call it differently because I strongly believe in practicing makes perfect, and you could only keep doing something over and over again if you have “the love” for it.
    🙂 Keep it burning, keep it alive, and do it to challenge yourself, for yourself.
    Really good job with the detailing!

    Comment by Alex Tan | May 1, 2009 | Reply

  5. Wonderful first sketch… WAY better that my first one… welcome to EDM

    Comment by Elaine Magliacane | May 1, 2009 | Reply

  6. Great beginning!

    Comment by Revelle | May 1, 2009 | Reply

  7. Thanks for dropping by and leaving such a sweet comment. Yes you absolutely need to watch that movie ^^ I actually love your work in all the designs, reminds me a lot on the Batik design in Malaysia which I also really like.

    Comment by Alex Tan | May 3, 2009 | Reply

  8. What wonderful start. Lots of character. May your art-play be full.

    Comment by Owen | May 7, 2009 | Reply

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