Category Archives: Art Studio

My Year of Art

Last October, fellow blogger inknpaper85046788 posted a review of Awakening Your Creative Soul. The book is a “52 Week Journey to Artistic Discovery”. I knew at once it was a book I would love to read. I added it to my “want

My Year of Art

Last October, fellow blogger inknpaper85046788 posted a review of Awakening Your Creative Soul. The book is a “52 Week Journey to Artistic Discovery”. I knew at once it was a book I would love to read. I added it to my “want

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

The Great Frame-Up

Recently I sat down with a notepad, lined all my “good” paintings up, and proceeded to evaluate them. I used a list of common elements of painting borrowed from Phil Schmidt. Originality Emotive quality Composition Execution Presentation Now, I don’t

The Great Frame-Up

Recently I sat down with a notepad, lined all my “good” paintings up, and proceeded to evaluate them. I used a list of common elements of painting borrowed from Phil Schmidt. Originality Emotive quality Composition Execution Presentation Now, I don’t

In Praise of the Lowly Pencil

My foray into the art world began with a pencil. I think that’s how most of us begin, isn’t it? Pencils are ubiquitous things. No matter who you are and where you are right now, there’s probably a pencil or

In Praise of the Lowly Pencil

My foray into the art world began with a pencil. I think that’s how most of us begin, isn’t it? Pencils are ubiquitous things. No matter who you are and where you are right now, there’s probably a pencil or

The Great Van Project – 1

The Great Van Project Begins I suppose it’s technically incorrect to say that this project is only now beginning. The Great Van Project, as I’ve taken to calling it, has been underway for years. What’s happening now is that it’s

The Great Van Project – 1

The Great Van Project Begins I suppose it’s technically incorrect to say that this project is only now beginning. The Great Van Project, as I’ve taken to calling it, has been underway for years. What’s happening now is that it’s