Category Archives: Famous Artists

Everyday Art

Before I began this art journey — back in 2015 — I really had no idea what it meant to be an artist. I naively believed that being an artist simply meant you were able to pick up a pencil and

Everyday Art

Before I began this art journey — back in 2015 — I really had no idea what it meant to be an artist. I naively believed that being an artist simply meant you were able to pick up a pencil and

“I Must Have Flowers”

My husband and I have recently planted a lot of flowers. Some were plants we bought, others we’ve planted from seeds. We enjoyed making this little garden area beneath the apple tree. I love flowers. I love sitting outside each

“I Must Have Flowers”

My husband and I have recently planted a lot of flowers. Some were plants we bought, others we’ve planted from seeds. We enjoyed making this little garden area beneath the apple tree. I love flowers. I love sitting outside each

Friday Night at the Movies

Since moving into our new home, my husband and I have designated Friday as our “dinner and a movie” date night. We’ve always had our Friday night date nights, although we’ve never gone anywhere. It was just our own little

Friday Night at the Movies

Since moving into our new home, my husband and I have designated Friday as our “dinner and a movie” date night. We’ve always had our Friday night date nights, although we’ve never gone anywhere. It was just our own little

The Geishas – Art and Imagination

Every year I choose a single word to guide me. For 2020, that word is IMAGINATION, and with my renewed interest in watercolors, no word could be more perfect. Watercolor naturally lends itself to imagination. Much like Rorschach inkblots, a

The Geishas – Art and Imagination

Every year I choose a single word to guide me. For 2020, that word is IMAGINATION, and with my renewed interest in watercolors, no word could be more perfect. Watercolor naturally lends itself to imagination. Much like Rorschach inkblots, a

My First Food Art

I love food, and have loved to cook from a very young age. The highlight of my week is sitting down on Friday evening to plan our meals for the coming week, checking out new recipes to put on the

My First Food Art

I love food, and have loved to cook from a very young age. The highlight of my week is sitting down on Friday evening to plan our meals for the coming week, checking out new recipes to put on the

The Experience of Art

Toward the end of last month, I shared my whimsical watercolor based on Mary Cassatt’s painting, The Child’s Bath. I loved doing this quick, anything-goes version of one of my favorite paintings, and there was a purpose behind it. For me,

The Experience of Art

Toward the end of last month, I shared my whimsical watercolor based on Mary Cassatt’s painting, The Child’s Bath. I loved doing this quick, anything-goes version of one of my favorite paintings, and there was a purpose behind it. For me,

What I’ve Learned from Watercolor

John Dewey, philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer, once coined the term collateral learning. He said on the subject: “Perhaps the greatest of all pedagogical fallacies is the notion that a person learns only the particular things he is studying at

What I’ve Learned from Watercolor

John Dewey, philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer, once coined the term collateral learning. He said on the subject: “Perhaps the greatest of all pedagogical fallacies is the notion that a person learns only the particular things he is studying at

A Playful Project

I’m going to say it straight out — I love this whimsical watercolor. I don’t care how long I live, how many paintings I do, or how well I ever master the medium of watercolor, this will always be one

A Playful Project

I’m going to say it straight out — I love this whimsical watercolor. I don’t care how long I live, how many paintings I do, or how well I ever master the medium of watercolor, this will always be one

Do the Best You Can with What You’ve Got

Monday morning last week was not the best of mornings. It started off all right, but then I came down to the studio. I eagerly opened my browser and headed here to the blog. It’s a fun part of my

Do the Best You Can with What You’ve Got

Monday morning last week was not the best of mornings. It started off all right, but then I came down to the studio. I eagerly opened my browser and headed here to the blog. It’s a fun part of my

What Went Wrong? – Part 2

Before I recount my tale of woe and share the steps I took from hopeful start to disastrous finish of my “Winter Stream” painting, let me take a moment first to more properly introduce Aubrey Phillips. Phillips was from the

What Went Wrong? – Part 2

Before I recount my tale of woe and share the steps I took from hopeful start to disastrous finish of my “Winter Stream” painting, let me take a moment first to more properly introduce Aubrey Phillips. Phillips was from the