Monthly Archives: August 2019

Getting Ready

It’s almost September… which means it will soon be October… which means Inktober will be here! Yes, surprisingly, I’m excited about Inktober, mostly because my little monkey mind and I have been playing around with ideas… and, well, you’ll just

Getting Ready

It’s almost September… which means it will soon be October… which means Inktober will be here! Yes, surprisingly, I’m excited about Inktober, mostly because my little monkey mind and I have been playing around with ideas… and, well, you’ll just

Sunflowers

I’ve been in a sunflower state of mind lately. Maybe it began when my husband and I saw a few sunflowers and talked about growing some in our garden — such as it is — next year. Sunflowers are fun, filled with

Sunflowers

I’ve been in a sunflower state of mind lately. Maybe it began when my husband and I saw a few sunflowers and talked about growing some in our garden — such as it is — next year. Sunflowers are fun, filled with

Between the Tides

I admit that my art education is lacking, so I’m rarely surprised when I “meet“ a new artist. It happened yesterday as I was browsing around and found myself learning about the Newlyn School of painting, and one of the artists

Between the Tides

I admit that my art education is lacking, so I’m rarely surprised when I “meet“ a new artist. It happened yesterday as I was browsing around and found myself learning about the Newlyn School of painting, and one of the artists

Dealing with Disappointment

It feels good to write this today. For once, I’m not dealing with disappointment in my art. My little creative monkey mind and I have been having fun, and while I don’t have much to show for myself in recent days,

Dealing with Disappointment

It feels good to write this today. For once, I’m not dealing with disappointment in my art. My little creative monkey mind and I have been having fun, and while I don’t have much to show for myself in recent days,

American Gothic

A few days ago I wrote a little history about Gothic architecture and art.  Today, I want to re-visit the Gothic world, but in a very different way, one that’s much closer to home. We’ve all seen the painting: It’s

American Gothic

A few days ago I wrote a little history about Gothic architecture and art.  Today, I want to re-visit the Gothic world, but in a very different way, one that’s much closer to home. We’ve all seen the painting: It’s

The Monkey Mind

I’ve been reading more from Awakening Your Creative Soul by Sandra Duran Wilson.  She mentions that somewhat disjointed, crazy part of our mind that tends to jump all over the place, distracting us from things we should be doing. She calls

The Monkey Mind

I’ve been reading more from Awakening Your Creative Soul by Sandra Duran Wilson.  She mentions that somewhat disjointed, crazy part of our mind that tends to jump all over the place, distracting us from things we should be doing. She calls

Gothic Art

Every year as autumn comes around and holidays like Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and All Hallow’s Day grow nearer, we often hear the word Gothic bandied about. When we think of things Gothic we’re apt to conjure up images

Gothic Art

Every year as autumn comes around and holidays like Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and All Hallow’s Day grow nearer, we often hear the word Gothic bandied about. When we think of things Gothic we’re apt to conjure up images