Monthly Archives: July 2020

It’s Much Too Early!

Remember Cheeky? The mischievous “monkey mind” part of my brain that loves mixing things up, putting odd ideas together, and shaking things all around just to see what sort of “hokey pokey” dance he can come up with…? Yeah, that

It’s Much Too Early!

Remember Cheeky? The mischievous “monkey mind” part of my brain that loves mixing things up, putting odd ideas together, and shaking things all around just to see what sort of “hokey pokey” dance he can come up with…? Yeah, that

Because I Can

I’ve been doing quite a bit of drawing recently, and I’ve come to a beautiful realization. I love to draw. I love opening my little art box, taking out different pencils, gathering up my blending tools, finding my eraser, and

Because I Can

I’ve been doing quite a bit of drawing recently, and I’ve come to a beautiful realization. I love to draw. I love opening my little art box, taking out different pencils, gathering up my blending tools, finding my eraser, and

Nothing to It

I think painting is probably easy for some gifted artists. Through the art clubs I belong to, I know quite a few of those, and true enough, they seem to approach their drawing and painting with a “nothing to it”

Nothing to It

I think painting is probably easy for some gifted artists. Through the art clubs I belong to, I know quite a few of those, and true enough, they seem to approach their drawing and painting with a “nothing to it”

The Test of Time

My first attempts at learning watercolor came in 2016, soon after I started this blog. I’d been pursuing my interest in art for less than a year, having started learning to draw the previous summer. I enjoyed playing with watercolors

The Test of Time

My first attempts at learning watercolor came in 2016, soon after I started this blog. I’d been pursuing my interest in art for less than a year, having started learning to draw the previous summer. I enjoyed playing with watercolors

Bit By the Doodle Bug

I’m a curious sort, and as I sat down to write this post I couldn’t help but wonder, is there really such a thing as a doodle bug? So, setting artistic endeavors aside, I was off on an internet search. Yes,

Bit By the Doodle Bug

I’m a curious sort, and as I sat down to write this post I couldn’t help but wonder, is there really such a thing as a doodle bug? So, setting artistic endeavors aside, I was off on an internet search. Yes,

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Art Show

Art can be crazy, and the art world — you know, all those stuffy, know-it-all judges and critics who tell us what’s worthy of our interest — can be the craziest of the lot. While reading from an art history textbook recently,

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Art Show

Art can be crazy, and the art world — you know, all those stuffy, know-it-all judges and critics who tell us what’s worthy of our interest — can be the craziest of the lot. While reading from an art history textbook recently,

Christmas in July

I’ve shared this story before, but here goes again. It was back in June, 2015, about two weeks after I’d secretly started learning to draw. I’d told no one about my plans. The whole idea was so silly, really, that

Christmas in July

I’ve shared this story before, but here goes again. It was back in June, 2015, about two weeks after I’d secretly started learning to draw. I’d told no one about my plans. The whole idea was so silly, really, that

Making a Mess

“Creativity means making a mess… and then cleaning it up.” I don’t know where or when I first heard those words, but they’ve become a motto of sorts. I say them often, almost every time I begin a new art

Making a Mess

“Creativity means making a mess… and then cleaning it up.” I don’t know where or when I first heard those words, but they’ve become a motto of sorts. I say them often, almost every time I begin a new art

Finally Finished

I showed this painting before in its “nearly-finished” state. Since then, it’s been sitting on my drying shelf waiting for me to decide what to do with it. Finally, a few days ago, I took it down from the shelf,

Finally Finished

I showed this painting before in its “nearly-finished” state. Since then, it’s been sitting on my drying shelf waiting for me to decide what to do with it. Finally, a few days ago, I took it down from the shelf,

How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?

Over the last week or so, I’ve joked quite a bit about breaking up with Aubrey Phillips — not the man, but the artist, or, more specifically, his style of watercolor painting. I’ve spoken of divorcing myself from his style,

How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?

Over the last week or so, I’ve joked quite a bit about breaking up with Aubrey Phillips — not the man, but the artist, or, more specifically, his style of watercolor painting. I’ve spoken of divorcing myself from his style,