Monthly Archives: July 2019

Summer Leaves

As an artist who is still working to learn basic oil painting skills, nothing pleases me more than coming away from a painting session with something I actually like. I smile when I see this Summer Leaves painting: This is a

Summer Leaves

As an artist who is still working to learn basic oil painting skills, nothing pleases me more than coming away from a painting session with something I actually like. I smile when I see this Summer Leaves painting: This is a

The Great Van Project – 2

The Client Is Not Always Right On Sunday, I officially started on The Great Van Project.  The project is, thankfully, still in its initial stages. And, a lot has changed since my husband/client and I had our first Project Meeting two

The Great Van Project – 2

The Client Is Not Always Right On Sunday, I officially started on The Great Van Project.  The project is, thankfully, still in its initial stages. And, a lot has changed since my husband/client and I had our first Project Meeting two

Let’s Be Whacky!

First things first. Whacky is a less-common spelling of wacky. I’ve always used wacky instead of whacky, unless I’m talking about whacking somebody over the head (which I’ve never actually done) or playing some game like Whack a Mole. My husband is great at that game. We sometimes take

Let’s Be Whacky!

First things first. Whacky is a less-common spelling of wacky. I’ve always used wacky instead of whacky, unless I’m talking about whacking somebody over the head (which I’ve never actually done) or playing some game like Whack a Mole. My husband is great at that game. We sometimes take

The Artist Gift Shop

On Saturday morning I printed out the entry form for another art show. Before filling it out, I read through it completely to be sure I was following all the rules. The form was quite standard, listing eligibility requirements, a

The Artist Gift Shop

On Saturday morning I printed out the entry form for another art show. Before filling it out, I read through it completely to be sure I was following all the rules. The form was quite standard, listing eligibility requirements, a

Who I Am As an Artist

I’m catching up on a lot of art reading. During my painting and drawing hiatus, several months of Artist magazine piled up near my easel. I’m currently reading the March 2019 issue which is all about self-portraits. One article focuses on “Eye to

Who I Am As an Artist

I’m catching up on a lot of art reading. During my painting and drawing hiatus, several months of Artist magazine piled up near my easel. I’m currently reading the March 2019 issue which is all about self-portraits. One article focuses on “Eye to

More Than Meets the Eye

In the earliest days of my art journey, I wrote about Telling Stories Through Art. It was a fun concept for me as a beginning artist. As we all know, pictures do tell stories, and at the time I wrote that

More Than Meets the Eye

In the earliest days of my art journey, I wrote about Telling Stories Through Art. It was a fun concept for me as a beginning artist. As we all know, pictures do tell stories, and at the time I wrote that

My Old Bugaboo

I love words, and among the words I love best is bugaboo. It’s a playful-sounding word; it’s light-hearted, and it makes me laugh. What, exactly is a bugaboo? According to Merriam-Webster, a bugaboo is “an imaginary object of fear.” It can also be

My Old Bugaboo

I love words, and among the words I love best is bugaboo. It’s a playful-sounding word; it’s light-hearted, and it makes me laugh. What, exactly is a bugaboo? According to Merriam-Webster, a bugaboo is “an imaginary object of fear.” It can also be