Category Archives: Elements of Art

Habits – Good, Bad, New, Old

Art, in many ways, is a habit. Those of us who pursue it in any of its myriad forms — drawing, painting, music-making, or other expressions — are often counseled to make it a daily habit. Some do; some don’t.

Habits – Good, Bad, New, Old

Art, in many ways, is a habit. Those of us who pursue it in any of its myriad forms — drawing, painting, music-making, or other expressions — are often counseled to make it a daily habit. Some do; some don’t.

Discovering Digital Art

I have played around with digital art a bit, but only a bit. A very little bit, in fact. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I’ve toyed with photo manipulation, and I’ve really done nothing with actual art.

Discovering Digital Art

I have played around with digital art a bit, but only a bit. A very little bit, in fact. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I’ve toyed with photo manipulation, and I’ve really done nothing with actual art.

Charting a Course

People have different ways of getting about, different ways of maneuvering through life, different ways to get where they’re going. I would truly be lost without GPS. Some people feel the same way about their bullet journals.  Yes, I jumped

Charting a Course

People have different ways of getting about, different ways of maneuvering through life, different ways to get where they’re going. I would truly be lost without GPS. Some people feel the same way about their bullet journals.  Yes, I jumped

What Does It Mean to be Progressive?

That’s a somewhat rhetorical question. I’m asking, but you don’t have to reply, because I’m not really looking for answers. Of course, I’m about to share my answer with you, but if you have a different answer — or if

What Does It Mean to be Progressive?

That’s a somewhat rhetorical question. I’m asking, but you don’t have to reply, because I’m not really looking for answers. Of course, I’m about to share my answer with you, but if you have a different answer — or if

Fauve Fun

Ever since I went hunting the wild beasts of the art world and found myself in the jungle of Fauvism, I’ve toyed with the idea of doing a Fauve-inspired painting. Not as any serious attempt to create an artwork, but as

Fauve Fun

Ever since I went hunting the wild beasts of the art world and found myself in the jungle of Fauvism, I’ve toyed with the idea of doing a Fauve-inspired painting. Not as any serious attempt to create an artwork, but as

Children and Art

Every child is an artist.  We’ve all heard that, read that, seen that, and most people probably believe it. Most people probably also believe that Pablo Picasso uttered these words, along with the caveat that “the problem is how to

Children and Art

Every child is an artist.  We’ve all heard that, read that, seen that, and most people probably believe it. Most people probably also believe that Pablo Picasso uttered these words, along with the caveat that “the problem is how to

Going with the Flow

Back in days past — was it the late 60’s? Early 70s? Folks often talked about going with the flow. Do people still use that phrase? I haven’t heard it in years, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still going

Going with the Flow

Back in days past — was it the late 60’s? Early 70s? Folks often talked about going with the flow. Do people still use that phrase? I haven’t heard it in years, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still going