Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Indifferent Art

Today’s drawing was a disappointment. Again, it was one of those fairly simple drawing projects, and I didn’t anticipate too many problems. I was drawing apples on a tree, you see. Apples were one of the first things I was able

Indifferent Art

Today’s drawing was a disappointment. Again, it was one of those fairly simple drawing projects, and I didn’t anticipate too many problems. I was drawing apples on a tree, you see. Apples were one of the first things I was able

Creating Illusions

I remember the first time I heard that art is an illusion. Maybe other artists have a natural awareness of that very basic truth, but for me it was an eye-opening, mind-jolting moment of realization. Yes, art is illusion. That realization

Creating Illusions

I remember the first time I heard that art is an illusion. Maybe other artists have a natural awareness of that very basic truth, but for me it was an eye-opening, mind-jolting moment of realization. Yes, art is illusion. That realization

Note to Self

Recently my art time has been devoted to drawing. I consider drawing a foundational skill for all other art. I’m sure that as my drawing ability improves, my oil paintings, watercolors, and pastels will get better, too. And when I

Note to Self

Recently my art time has been devoted to drawing. I consider drawing a foundational skill for all other art. I’m sure that as my drawing ability improves, my oil paintings, watercolors, and pastels will get better, too. And when I

Vintage Art for Autumn

Today our season changes from summer to autumn. It’s my favorite time of the year. It’s also the time of year when I always make at least one visit to The Graphics Fairy in search of freebies. Although the site has a

Vintage Art for Autumn

Today our season changes from summer to autumn. It’s my favorite time of the year. It’s also the time of year when I always make at least one visit to The Graphics Fairy in search of freebies. Although the site has a

The Poor Painted Pumpkin

I am creative, but I’m not crafty. There’s a world of difference between the two. I think it comes down to this: All crafty people are creative, but not all creative people are crafty. Crafty people can do all those

The Poor Painted Pumpkin

I am creative, but I’m not crafty. There’s a world of difference between the two. I think it comes down to this: All crafty people are creative, but not all creative people are crafty. Crafty people can do all those

How I Know I’m an Artist

When I began learning to draw in June 2015, I was anything but an artist. At that point, I didn’t really consider myself a beginning artist, or even an aspiring artist. Any title with the word artist attached was too far-fetched

How I Know I’m an Artist

When I began learning to draw in June 2015, I was anything but an artist. At that point, I didn’t really consider myself a beginning artist, or even an aspiring artist. Any title with the word artist attached was too far-fetched

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