Monthly Archives: April 2020

Different Strokes

I’m not much of a TV viewer, so while I’m aware that there was once a program called Different Strokes, I’m not familiar with it. I am familiar, though, with Everyday People, a funky tune from Sly and the Family Stone

Different Strokes

I’m not much of a TV viewer, so while I’m aware that there was once a program called Different Strokes, I’m not familiar with it. I am familiar, though, with Everyday People, a funky tune from Sly and the Family Stone

Where Do I Go From Here?

I came into the studio Sunday morning filled with ideas and inspirations. Doing watercolor doodles on Saturday was fun, and I couldn’t wait to get started on more bookmark projects. These, though, would be a little bit different. One of the

Where Do I Go From Here?

I came into the studio Sunday morning filled with ideas and inspirations. Doing watercolor doodles on Saturday was fun, and I couldn’t wait to get started on more bookmark projects. These, though, would be a little bit different. One of the

Thoughtful Blobs of Color

As I moved into the second phase of my watercolor doodles project, the process became a bit more challenging. I was still working with blobs of color, but at this stage those blobs became a bit more thoughtful — and

Thoughtful Blobs of Color

As I moved into the second phase of my watercolor doodles project, the process became a bit more challenging. I was still working with blobs of color, but at this stage those blobs became a bit more thoughtful — and

Blobs of Color

In the midst of all the bad art I’m creating right now, I’m also exploring lots of fun things. In looking back at my philosophical rantings and ramblings yesterday about the why behind my bad art, I could probably have

Blobs of Color

In the midst of all the bad art I’m creating right now, I’m also exploring lots of fun things. In looking back at my philosophical rantings and ramblings yesterday about the why behind my bad art, I could probably have

The Need for Bad Art

Here is my finished painting from Arnold Fletcher’s oil painting exercise in perspective:   It’s a very small painting — 5″ by 7″ — which seems appropriate for a very small house. Once I finished the house — or the

The Need for Bad Art

Here is my finished painting from Arnold Fletcher’s oil painting exercise in perspective:   It’s a very small painting — 5″ by 7″ — which seems appropriate for a very small house. Once I finished the house — or the

Putting Things in Perspective

There are times in every life when we have to stop, step back a bit, and take a look at who we are, where we are, and what we’re doing. With my husband approaching retirement (probably within the next two

Putting Things in Perspective

There are times in every life when we have to stop, step back a bit, and take a look at who we are, where we are, and what we’re doing. With my husband approaching retirement (probably within the next two

A Sorry Sight

Sometimes it’s best to leave well enough alone. Unfortunately for me and my art, that often means leaving something half-finished, if even that, and that, my friends, is something I’m working diligently to avoid. It’s easy to make a start

A Sorry Sight

Sometimes it’s best to leave well enough alone. Unfortunately for me and my art, that often means leaving something half-finished, if even that, and that, my friends, is something I’m working diligently to avoid. It’s easy to make a start

A Study in Light and Shadow

I’m sitting here in my new little art studio — or actually, I’m sitting here at my computer desk, a short distance away from my studio area. It’s a good place to sit and get a bit of perspective on my

A Study in Light and Shadow

I’m sitting here in my new little art studio — or actually, I’m sitting here at my computer desk, a short distance away from my studio area. It’s a good place to sit and get a bit of perspective on my

Deliberate Choices

We are loving our new home. The upstairs is almost completely together — only lacking a few things like new curtains here and there or other little decorative touches. Because of the COVID-19 situation, I’m not getting out and doing

Deliberate Choices

We are loving our new home. The upstairs is almost completely together — only lacking a few things like new curtains here and there or other little decorative touches. Because of the COVID-19 situation, I’m not getting out and doing

Playing in the Studio

The time has come to put the art studio together and get back to my easel. Actually, the time is long overdue. I’ve missed painting, and I’m excited to grab my brushes again and have a go at being creative.

Playing in the Studio

The time has come to put the art studio together and get back to my easel. Actually, the time is long overdue. I’ve missed painting, and I’m excited to grab my brushes again and have a go at being creative.