Category Archives: Cringe-worthy Failures

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

“That Poor Girl”

Time now for another of my “cringe-worthy failures”. When I began learning to draw, I looked forward to the day when I could draw the human figure. I’ve always been fascinated by anatomy, and while I’m not a great “figurative”

“That Poor Girl”

Time now for another of my “cringe-worthy failures”. When I began learning to draw, I looked forward to the day when I could draw the human figure. I’ve always been fascinated by anatomy, and while I’m not a great “figurative”

Dipping and Stippling Do NOT Mix

I’m counting this sorry-looking — and very blemished pear — as one of my cringe-worthy failures. It was an exercise in stippling that didn’t turn out too well. Stippling is, of course, a technique whereby shading is accomplished by use of lots

Dipping and Stippling Do NOT Mix

I’m counting this sorry-looking — and very blemished pear — as one of my cringe-worthy failures. It was an exercise in stippling that didn’t turn out too well. Stippling is, of course, a technique whereby shading is accomplished by use of lots

Dealing with Disappointment

It feels good to write this today. For once, I’m not dealing with disappointment in my art. My little creative monkey mind and I have been having fun, and while I don’t have much to show for myself in recent days,

Dealing with Disappointment

It feels good to write this today. For once, I’m not dealing with disappointment in my art. My little creative monkey mind and I have been having fun, and while I don’t have much to show for myself in recent days,

Disaster at Sea

Somewhere I found a browser add-on that includes a breath-taking picture, a place to list my to-do’s for the day, and a memorable quote. I don’t know what the name of the program is, but I like the add-on. Sometimes

Disaster at Sea

Somewhere I found a browser add-on that includes a breath-taking picture, a place to list my to-do’s for the day, and a memorable quote. I don’t know what the name of the program is, but I like the add-on. Sometimes

A Visit to Murphy’s House

We’ve all heard about Murphy’s Law — the one that says that if anything can go wrong, it will, and that’s about what happened with this cringe-worthy failure, so I’ve taken to calling it Murphy’s House. Surely he must live in a place

A Visit to Murphy’s House

We’ve all heard about Murphy’s Law — the one that says that if anything can go wrong, it will, and that’s about what happened with this cringe-worthy failure, so I’ve taken to calling it Murphy’s House. Surely he must live in a place

Re-do: Step 3

I hate it. That’s all I can say about how this painting turned out the second time around. Although I do like the skies, there’s nothing else about it that I’m pleased with. For some reason, I have problems with

Re-do: Step 3

I hate it. That’s all I can say about how this painting turned out the second time around. Although I do like the skies, there’s nothing else about it that I’m pleased with. For some reason, I have problems with

Oops!

I really loved this painting…until the giant tree happened.

Oops!

I really loved this painting…until the giant tree happened.

Oil and Water Do Not Mix

I was quite excited on Friday when my husband and I drove into Kansas City. It’s about an hour’s drive, and while he goes into the city every day to work, I don’t get there too often. The real excitement

Oil and Water Do Not Mix

I was quite excited on Friday when my husband and I drove into Kansas City. It’s about an hour’s drive, and while he goes into the city every day to work, I don’t get there too often. The real excitement