Monthly Archives: June 2020

Just Do It!

Just do it! Those words were popularized as Nike’s slogan for a long time. It’s a positive, uplifting, encouraging statement. Whatever it is you’re wanting to do, just do it. For me and my art work,┬ájust do it has become

Just Do It!

Just do it! Those words were popularized as Nike’s slogan for a long time. It’s a positive, uplifting, encouraging statement. Whatever it is you’re wanting to do, just do it. For me and my art work,┬ájust do it has become

Expect Failure

Failure is not a pleasant topic to write about, nor is it a pleasant experience in our lives. Yet we all must deal with failure. It is inevitable. Many oft-quoted remarks are about failure. It’s been said that we really

Expect Failure

Failure is not a pleasant topic to write about, nor is it a pleasant experience in our lives. Yet we all must deal with failure. It is inevitable. Many oft-quoted remarks are about failure. It’s been said that we really

Classical Favorites

According to research — whose, I don’t know — blog readers love lists. This is why you see so many “top 10” posts, and variations on the theme of “5 things I can’t live without.” I’ll admit I love lists,

Classical Favorites

According to research — whose, I don’t know — blog readers love lists. This is why you see so many “top 10” posts, and variations on the theme of “5 things I can’t live without.” I’ll admit I love lists,

Making Faces

I’ve been spending a lot of time with watercolor lately. Each day I do a “watercolor warm-up”, which is mostly playing with colorful abstractions, letting the paint swirl around on the page, watching it form images almost on its own.

Making Faces

I’ve been spending a lot of time with watercolor lately. Each day I do a “watercolor warm-up”, which is mostly playing with colorful abstractions, letting the paint swirl around on the page, watching it form images almost on its own.

My First Food Art

I love food, and have loved to cook from a very young age. The highlight of my week is sitting down on Friday evening to plan our meals for the coming week, checking out new recipes to put on the

My First Food Art

I love food, and have loved to cook from a very young age. The highlight of my week is sitting down on Friday evening to plan our meals for the coming week, checking out new recipes to put on the

Just Give It Up, Already!

I believe it’s important for us to try many different things in art. Since I began my journey of discovery, I’ve explored many different media and have tried different subjects. I feel I’ve benefited from every attempt I’ve made at

Just Give It Up, Already!

I believe it’s important for us to try many different things in art. Since I began my journey of discovery, I’ve explored many different media and have tried different subjects. I feel I’ve benefited from every attempt I’ve made at

The Eight-Hour Bee

When I was first learning to draw back in 2015, I read an article about a drawing class where the students spent 20 weeks working on a nose. I’m assuming that each class lasted for at least an hour, so

The Eight-Hour Bee

When I was first learning to draw back in 2015, I read an article about a drawing class where the students spent 20 weeks working on a nose. I’m assuming that each class lasted for at least an hour, so

Lessons Learned

When I reached the half-way point of my 100-day creative adventure and posted about the project, I mentioned a few unsuccessful painting attempts, warning that you’d be seeing some of them in upcoming posts. Today I’m sharing one of those

Lessons Learned

When I reached the half-way point of my 100-day creative adventure and posted about the project, I mentioned a few unsuccessful painting attempts, warning that you’d be seeing some of them in upcoming posts. Today I’m sharing one of those

All That Glitters

Our grandson, Madox, visits us each week, and as often as possible Grandma — that’s me — tries to have an art project or other activity planned. He’s a rambunctious eight-year-old with a lot of imagination, and I look for

All That Glitters

Our grandson, Madox, visits us each week, and as often as possible Grandma — that’s me — tries to have an art project or other activity planned. He’s a rambunctious eight-year-old with a lot of imagination, and I look for

What Makes Art Fun?

My husband is an advocate for fun. “If it’s not fun, don’t do it,” he tells me often. To say that he’s lived his life in accordance with that philosophy might make him seem irresponsible or careless. Quite the contrary.

What Makes Art Fun?

My husband is an advocate for fun. “If it’s not fun, don’t do it,” he tells me often. To say that he’s lived his life in accordance with that philosophy might make him seem irresponsible or careless. Quite the contrary.