Category Archives: Art Studio

A Grab Bag of Colors

I remember well the excitement I felt as an aspiring artist first discovering colors. When I began learning to draw, I worked in black and white for a long, long time. Graphite first. Charcoal. Conte sticks in neutral colors. But

A Grab Bag of Colors

I remember well the excitement I felt as an aspiring artist first discovering colors. When I began learning to draw, I worked in black and white for a long, long time. Graphite first. Charcoal. Conte sticks in neutral colors. But

This and That — Having Fun in the Studio

Art is messy. Recently I blogged about setting up my new art studio. Oh, how lovely to have a place for everything — and everything in its place. That was last week. This is now. Yep. It’s a bit messy,

This and That — Having Fun in the Studio

Art is messy. Recently I blogged about setting up my new art studio. Oh, how lovely to have a place for everything — and everything in its place. That was last week. This is now. Yep. It’s a bit messy,

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

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

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.

Where Do You “Art”?

Soon after I began learning to draw and paint, my husband and I found ourselves using “art” as both a noun and a verb. “What are you going to art today?” he might ask early in the morning. My art wasn’t

Where Do You “Art”?

Soon after I began learning to draw and paint, my husband and I found ourselves using “art” as both a noun and a verb. “What are you going to art today?” he might ask early in the morning. My art wasn’t

Just Messin’ Around

At this point in my art journey, I’m all about learning. I think I’ve developed a few basic skills after three years of painting, so I’m eager to spend time practicing and improving those skills. I think I’m teachable now,

Just Messin’ Around

At this point in my art journey, I’m all about learning. I think I’ve developed a few basic skills after three years of painting, so I’m eager to spend time practicing and improving those skills. I think I’m teachable now,

Have You Reached a Verdict?

My husband and I enjoy watching good courtroom dramas in films and on television. In each, there’s always that moment where the judge turns to the ladies and gentlemen of the jury and asks, “Have you reached a verdict?” I’m

Have You Reached a Verdict?

My husband and I enjoy watching good courtroom dramas in films and on television. In each, there’s always that moment where the judge turns to the ladies and gentlemen of the jury and asks, “Have you reached a verdict?” I’m

A Craft That Worked — Almost!

Those of you who’ve followed this blog for a while already know that while I might talk about craft projects and even get excited about them, the plain and simple truth is that I’m not a crafty sort of person, and

A Craft That Worked — Almost!

Those of you who’ve followed this blog for a while already know that while I might talk about craft projects and even get excited about them, the plain and simple truth is that I’m not a crafty sort of person, and