What Not to Do at an Art Workshop

I recently attended a pastel workshop, and I have to say that I learned a lot from the experience. In many ways, though, what I learned wasn’t so much about how to work with soft pastels as it was about

What Not to Do at an Art Workshop

I recently attended a pastel workshop, and I have to say that I learned a lot from the experience. In many ways, though, what I learned wasn’t so much about how to work with soft pastels as it was about

Happy Colors

I haven’t been doing a lot of drawing and painting since my holiday hiatus over Christmas and New Years. Even so, the elements and principles of art — and design — have remained a part of my life. Along with having

Happy Colors

I haven’t been doing a lot of drawing and painting since my holiday hiatus over Christmas and New Years. Even so, the elements and principles of art — and design — have remained a part of my life. Along with having

Musicians at Play

OK, so where have I been and what have I been doing? I obviously haven’t been drawing or painting recently. So, what’s going on? As a creative individual, I never have enough time to do all the things I love,

Musicians at Play

OK, so where have I been and what have I been doing? I obviously haven’t been drawing or painting recently. So, what’s going on? As a creative individual, I never have enough time to do all the things I love,

The Hardest Lesson to Learn

On Christmas Day, my husband and I drove to St. Joseph, Missouri to spend a little time with my sister. While he drove, I gazed out the window, loving the beautiful scenery passing by. Trees, trees, and more trees, all

The Hardest Lesson to Learn

On Christmas Day, my husband and I drove to St. Joseph, Missouri to spend a little time with my sister. While he drove, I gazed out the window, loving the beautiful scenery passing by. Trees, trees, and more trees, all

Not Quite What I Intended

First…where have I been? Life has been crazy busy over the last few weeks with trips to visit my sister, doctor and dentist appointments, family events, and a multitude of other activities that have kept us on the go. This

Not Quite What I Intended

First…where have I been? Life has been crazy busy over the last few weeks with trips to visit my sister, doctor and dentist appointments, family events, and a multitude of other activities that have kept us on the go. This

Appreciating Where I’ve Been

As part of my art-organizing and general house-cleaning, I’m still going through old paintings I’ve made in the last two years, many of which I’d all but forgotten about. Most of these are paintings I hated when I first finished them.

Appreciating Where I’ve Been

As part of my art-organizing and general house-cleaning, I’m still going through old paintings I’ve made in the last two years, many of which I’d all but forgotten about. Most of these are paintings I hated when I first finished them.

What a Job!

Yesterday was a very busy day.  The mess in my little kitchen studio was getting out of hand. I couldn’t take it any longer. So, I headed to Wal-Mart, spent $20.00 on a storage bin with drawers, came home, and cleaned

What a Job!

Yesterday was a very busy day.  The mess in my little kitchen studio was getting out of hand. I couldn’t take it any longer. So, I headed to Wal-Mart, spent $20.00 on a storage bin with drawers, came home, and cleaned