Category Archives: Learning to Paint

Yes, No, Maybe, and… What?

Lately I’ve been on a cleaning crusade.  Time to clip pictures from old magazines — recipes, too — and toss those past issues away. Time to go through the closets, put summer clothes away, and get ready for winter. Time

Yes, No, Maybe, and… What?

Lately I’ve been on a cleaning crusade.  Time to clip pictures from old magazines — recipes, too — and toss those past issues away. Time to go through the closets, put summer clothes away, and get ready for winter. Time

The Direction of My Dreams

As I write this, I am listening to a selection of beautiful classical music shared by Anne from the Denney Home Place blog. It is always a pleasure to visit there, not only for the music but also for the

The Direction of My Dreams

As I write this, I am listening to a selection of beautiful classical music shared by Anne from the Denney Home Place blog. It is always a pleasure to visit there, not only for the music but also for the

Frustration, Failures, and Unfinished Paintings

  Being a creative individual is a beautiful experience, except when it’s not, and when it’s not, it’s no fun at all. In recent weeks, I’ve been through ups and downs with my painting. I’m trying new things, taking different

Frustration, Failures, and Unfinished Paintings

  Being a creative individual is a beautiful experience, except when it’s not, and when it’s not, it’s no fun at all. In recent weeks, I’ve been through ups and downs with my painting. I’m trying new things, taking different

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

The Curse of Symmetry

Last summer as I was following along with lessons from different drawing books, I came across one assignment — to seek out and draw things which were asymmetrical. It seemed like an easy thing to do, until I tried to

The Curse of Symmetry

Last summer as I was following along with lessons from different drawing books, I came across one assignment — to seek out and draw things which were asymmetrical. It seemed like an easy thing to do, until I tried to

Art and Music – Memorization

As a pianist, I’ve always struggled with memorization. It doesn’t come easily for me. Recently I spent weeks memorizing Schumann’s Melodie, a very simple piece with no real technical demands. I played it over and over. I studied the music carefully. I

Art and Music – Memorization

As a pianist, I’ve always struggled with memorization. It doesn’t come easily for me. Recently I spent weeks memorizing Schumann’s Melodie, a very simple piece with no real technical demands. I played it over and over. I studied the music carefully. I

Eine Kleine Nacht… Kunst

First, apologies to Carsten Wieland or any other German speakers…I hope I wrote my title correctly. I’ve been doing a lot of piano practice lately, including a lovely transcription of Mozart’s well-known Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. You’re familiar with the music, even if

Eine Kleine Nacht… Kunst

First, apologies to Carsten Wieland or any other German speakers…I hope I wrote my title correctly. I’ve been doing a lot of piano practice lately, including a lovely transcription of Mozart’s well-known Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. You’re familiar with the music, even if