Category Archives: Materials

Have You Reached a Verdict?

My husband and I enjoy watching good courtroom dramas in films and on television. In each, there’s always that moment where the judge turns to the ladies and gentlemen of the jury and asks, “Have you reached a verdict?” I’m

Have You Reached a Verdict?

My husband and I enjoy watching good courtroom dramas in films and on television. In each, there’s always that moment where the judge turns to the ladies and gentlemen of the jury and asks, “Have you reached a verdict?” I’m

All the NEWS that’s Fit to PRINT

I recently purchased a 14″ x 17″ newsprint pad, and I’ve been having so much fun with it! I bought it to use as practice paper for both my sumi-e lessons and for learning more about color theory. It wasn’t

All the NEWS that’s Fit to PRINT

I recently purchased a 14″ x 17″ newsprint pad, and I’ve been having so much fun with it! I bought it to use as practice paper for both my sumi-e lessons and for learning more about color theory. It wasn’t

Pen and Ink – Famous Works

As I continue exploring the history of pen and ink, I’m awed by the works of famous artists. For me, at this stage of my art-learning journey, such works are more intimidating than inspiring. First, here’s a self-portrait by Rembrandt.

Pen and Ink – Famous Works

As I continue exploring the history of pen and ink, I’m awed by the works of famous artists. For me, at this stage of my art-learning journey, such works are more intimidating than inspiring. First, here’s a self-portrait by Rembrandt.

Getting Excited

It’s that time of the year! Autumn is so close I can almost feel it. For those of us in the northern hemisphere, the equinox ushers in the start of the season next Monday. I am more than ready! But

Getting Excited

It’s that time of the year! Autumn is so close I can almost feel it. For those of us in the northern hemisphere, the equinox ushers in the start of the season next Monday. I am more than ready! But

I Wonder What Would Happen…

I am having fun today playing around with ink. There’s no purpose to what I’m doing, no rhyme or reason about it, and that’s exactly why it’s so much fun. Surprisingly, I’m learning to love ink, or at least to

I Wonder What Would Happen…

I am having fun today playing around with ink. There’s no purpose to what I’m doing, no rhyme or reason about it, and that’s exactly why it’s so much fun. Surprisingly, I’m learning to love ink, or at least to

Repousse – A New Art to Explore

In yesterday’s post I mentioned a workshop I attended earlier in the week. It was sponsored by one of the art clubs I belong to, and I really enjoyed it. I almost didn’t attend, thinking that the workshop topic —

Repousse – A New Art to Explore

In yesterday’s post I mentioned a workshop I attended earlier in the week. It was sponsored by one of the art clubs I belong to, and I really enjoyed it. I almost didn’t attend, thinking that the workshop topic —

The Ancient Art of Sumi-E

I was thrilled when my new Chinese Brush Art kit arrived yesterday. It is so beautiful! In fact, it’s so very beautiful that I’m afraid to touch it. Now, if only I knew what everything in this box is and

The Ancient Art of Sumi-E

I was thrilled when my new Chinese Brush Art kit arrived yesterday. It is so beautiful! In fact, it’s so very beautiful that I’m afraid to touch it. Now, if only I knew what everything in this box is and