Category Archives: Graphite Pencils

My New Drawing Pencils

I’ve had my new Tombow MONO Drawing Pencils for several weeks now. If you’ve been following along on my art journey, you’ll remember my initial thoughts about buying them. Did I really deserve professional quality drawing pencils? Maybe. Maybe not. But

My New Drawing Pencils

I’ve had my new Tombow MONO Drawing Pencils for several weeks now. If you’ve been following along on my art journey, you’ll remember my initial thoughts about buying them. Did I really deserve professional quality drawing pencils? Maybe. Maybe not. But

I’m Just a Bird in the Sky

Una Paloma Blanca means a white dove, and maybe you’ve seen doves gliding through the sky. Most likely you’ve heard George Baker’s song: When the sun shines on the mountains And the night is on the run It’s a new day,

I’m Just a Bird in the Sky

Una Paloma Blanca means a white dove, and maybe you’ve seen doves gliding through the sky. Most likely you’ve heard George Baker’s song: When the sun shines on the mountains And the night is on the run It’s a new day,

September is Here!

I love September. I always have, and I’m sure I always will. Really, what’s not to love? Although it’s still warm and autumn won’t officially begin until later in the month, September marks a change of season for me. I

September is Here!

I love September. I always have, and I’m sure I always will. Really, what’s not to love? Although it’s still warm and autumn won’t officially begin until later in the month, September marks a change of season for me. I

Artistic Etudes

Over the past few weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about art and music. This was the theme of a recent issue of Artist magazine, and I’ve enjoyed putting these two art forms together. Working with art and music is more, though,

Artistic Etudes

Over the past few weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about art and music. This was the theme of a recent issue of Artist magazine, and I’ve enjoyed putting these two art forms together. Working with art and music is more, though,

North Lake

Recently my husband and I spent a little time at North Lake — a beautiful fishing lake north of the town where we live. Since I’m doing more drawing and painting directly from nature, we’ve been checking out many of

North Lake

Recently my husband and I spent a little time at North Lake — a beautiful fishing lake north of the town where we live. Since I’m doing more drawing and painting directly from nature, we’ve been checking out many of

Yes, Anyone Can Learn to Draw

I’ll admit, I really didn’t believe I could ever learn to draw. I truly have no artistic talent whatsoever, and I scoffed at the idea that drawing was a skill that could be learned. Even though I tried at several

Yes, Anyone Can Learn to Draw

I’ll admit, I really didn’t believe I could ever learn to draw. I truly have no artistic talent whatsoever, and I scoffed at the idea that drawing was a skill that could be learned. Even though I tried at several

It’s Not a Competition

“It’s not a competition.” I read those words as I browsed books at Amazon, and with a sigh of relief — and gratitude — I quickly downloaded the book they were from. It’s Urban Art Guide — How to Draw Urban

It’s Not a Competition

“It’s not a competition.” I read those words as I browsed books at Amazon, and with a sigh of relief — and gratitude — I quickly downloaded the book they were from. It’s Urban Art Guide — How to Draw Urban