A Bunch of Bad Apples

It’s said that it only takes one bad apple to spoil the bunch… and here I am with a whole bunch of bad apples! When I first began learning to draw, I prided myself on my apples. I couldn’t draw

A Bunch of Bad Apples

It’s said that it only takes one bad apple to spoil the bunch… and here I am with a whole bunch of bad apples! When I first began learning to draw, I prided myself on my apples. I couldn’t draw

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 —

Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun

I don’t know if anyone reading this is old enough to remember the original Doublemint twins and their lilting, happy song. I am old enough to remember this little advertising jingle from the 1950s and 1960s, and I’ve been singing

Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun

I don’t know if anyone reading this is old enough to remember the original Doublemint twins and their lilting, happy song. I am old enough to remember this little advertising jingle from the 1950s and 1960s, and I’ve been singing

Losing the Lines

I love drawing with graphite. More than oil painting, more than charcoal, conte, pastels, or watercolors, I absolutely love drawing with graphite. I’ve been practicing a lot lately with pens and inks, as you know, but I’ll say it again.

Losing the Lines

I love drawing with graphite. More than oil painting, more than charcoal, conte, pastels, or watercolors, I absolutely love drawing with graphite. I’ve been practicing a lot lately with pens and inks, as you know, but I’ll say it again.

Dipping and Stippling Do NOT Mix

I’m counting this sorry-looking — and very blemished pear — as one of my cringe-worthy failures. It was an exercise in stippling that didn’t turn out too well. Stippling is, of course, a technique whereby shading is accomplished by use of lots

Dipping and Stippling Do NOT Mix

I’m counting this sorry-looking — and very blemished pear — as one of my cringe-worthy failures. It was an exercise in stippling that didn’t turn out too well. Stippling is, of course, a technique whereby shading is accomplished by use of lots

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

One Thing Leads to Another

What I love most about creativity is how one thing always leads to another, so there’s never an end to all there is to learn, to do, and to explore. Right now I’m embarking on yet another new creative adventure,

One Thing Leads to Another

What I love most about creativity is how one thing always leads to another, so there’s never an end to all there is to learn, to do, and to explore. Right now I’m embarking on yet another new creative adventure,