Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Allure of Darkness

I’ve been reading about Gothic art — not the historical sort, but the more modern-day concept that many artists have embraced. I’ll admit that I don’t understand a lot of it, but I’m old, and no doubt a bit old-fashioned in my

The Allure of Darkness

I’ve been reading about Gothic art — not the historical sort, but the more modern-day concept that many artists have embraced. I’ll admit that I don’t understand a lot of it, but I’m old, and no doubt a bit old-fashioned in my

Halloween Will Soon Be Here!

It might seem a little early for some folks, but I love Halloween, and this weekend my husband is getting out all our decorations. With the help of a grandson, he’ll be stringing spider lights, creating cobwebs, and checking out

Halloween Will Soon Be Here!

It might seem a little early for some folks, but I love Halloween, and this weekend my husband is getting out all our decorations. With the help of a grandson, he’ll be stringing spider lights, creating cobwebs, and checking out

The Eyes Have It

You knew it, didn’t you? It was inevitable that once I attended that pastel portrait workshop and treated myself to a set of soft pastel pencils, I would have to start doing more portraits. So, brace yourself. In coming weeks,

The Eyes Have It

You knew it, didn’t you? It was inevitable that once I attended that pastel portrait workshop and treated myself to a set of soft pastel pencils, I would have to start doing more portraits. So, brace yourself. In coming weeks,

My Study in Scarlet

I love it when things converge around me. Call it coincidence, call it synchronicity, call it whatever you like. A good friend of mine used to say “The cosmos is revolving,” in such moments, and I rather like that thought.

My Study in Scarlet

I love it when things converge around me. Call it coincidence, call it synchronicity, call it whatever you like. A good friend of mine used to say “The cosmos is revolving,” in such moments, and I rather like that thought.

A Treat!

We often hear about the need to push ourselves, to step out of our comfort zones, and to do things that are a little bit scary. That’s what I’ve done recently. I gathered my courage, framed a few oil paintings, and

A Treat!

We often hear about the need to push ourselves, to step out of our comfort zones, and to do things that are a little bit scary. That’s what I’ve done recently. I gathered my courage, framed a few oil paintings, and

Disaster at Sea

Somewhere I found a browser add-on that includes a breath-taking picture, a place to list my to-do’s for the day, and a memorable quote. I don’t know what the name of the program is, but I like the add-on. Sometimes

Disaster at Sea

Somewhere I found a browser add-on that includes a breath-taking picture, a place to list my to-do’s for the day, and a memorable quote. I don’t know what the name of the program is, but I like the add-on. Sometimes

At a Pastel Workshop

Saturday was such a fun day! I attended my first art workshop, and I loved it. For me, this was a completely new experience. Although I’ve attended “live lessons” at The Virtual Instructor site and have been able to chat

At a Pastel Workshop

Saturday was such a fun day! I attended my first art workshop, and I loved it. For me, this was a completely new experience. Although I’ve attended “live lessons” at The Virtual Instructor site and have been able to chat