Posts Tagged: Art supplies

Deliberate Choices

We are loving our new home. The upstairs is almost completely together — only lacking a few things like new curtains here and there or other little decorative touches. Because of the COVID-19 situation, I’m not getting out and doing

Deliberate Choices

We are loving our new home. The upstairs is almost completely together — only lacking a few things like new curtains here and there or other little decorative touches. Because of the COVID-19 situation, I’m not getting out and doing

Where Do You “Art”?

Soon after I began learning to draw and paint, my husband and I found ourselves using “art” as both a noun and a verb. “What are you going to art today?” he might ask early in the morning. My art wasn’t

Where Do You “Art”?

Soon after I began learning to draw and paint, my husband and I found ourselves using “art” as both a noun and a verb. “What are you going to art today?” he might ask early in the morning. My art wasn’t

Oil and Water Do Not Mix

I was quite excited on Friday when my husband and I drove into Kansas City. It’s about an hour’s drive, and while he goes into the city every day to work, I don’t get there too often. The real excitement

Oil and Water Do Not Mix

I was quite excited on Friday when my husband and I drove into Kansas City. It’s about an hour’s drive, and while he goes into the city every day to work, I don’t get there too often. The real excitement

Wish Me Luck!

I’m off exploring another new pathway in art. Yep. I’ve started learning about acrylics. It’s going to be fun, I think, but right now it’s another huge challenge. As you know if you’ve been following along on my journey, I

Wish Me Luck!

I’m off exploring another new pathway in art. Yep. I’ve started learning about acrylics. It’s going to be fun, I think, but right now it’s another huge challenge. As you know if you’ve been following along on my journey, I

Losing It

“I’ve finally got it all together…I just don’t remember where I put it.” I’ve always loved that quote, and it’s never been more apt than it has since I became “an artist”. Having always been a creative individual, I’m accustomed

Losing It

“I’ve finally got it all together…I just don’t remember where I put it.” I’ve always loved that quote, and it’s never been more apt than it has since I became “an artist”. Having always been a creative individual, I’m accustomed

“Clean Kitchen Cook”

Cooking? Isn’t this an art blog? Yes, but I’m passionate about both, and as art is now taking over my kitchen — or at least the kitchen table — the two somehow seem to go hand in hand, at least around

“Clean Kitchen Cook”

Cooking? Isn’t this an art blog? Yes, but I’m passionate about both, and as art is now taking over my kitchen — or at least the kitchen table — the two somehow seem to go hand in hand, at least around

You Get What You Pay For

Caveat emptor — let the buyer beware — was probably the first Latin phrase I learned. I was no more than five or six years old, and those words upset me. They spoke of greed and corruption, showing me a grown-up world I didn’t

You Get What You Pay For

Caveat emptor — let the buyer beware — was probably the first Latin phrase I learned. I was no more than five or six years old, and those words upset me. They spoke of greed and corruption, showing me a grown-up world I didn’t

It’s Official – I’m a Real Artist Now

Ever since I began learning to draw last June, I’ve been wondering when I would become a “real” artist. I pondered it and puzzled over it, and I finally decided that I wasn’t yet an artist, although I was becoming

It’s Official – I’m a Real Artist Now

Ever since I began learning to draw last June, I’ve been wondering when I would become a “real” artist. I pondered it and puzzled over it, and I finally decided that I wasn’t yet an artist, although I was becoming

Sketchbook Aficionada

Yesterday I wrote about my new watercolor journal. Later this morning, I plan to go out to my herb garden — chives are already growing — and do a bit of sketching. Buying a new journal — which is in

Sketchbook Aficionada

Yesterday I wrote about my new watercolor journal. Later this morning, I plan to go out to my herb garden — chives are already growing — and do a bit of sketching. Buying a new journal — which is in

True Balance in Art

Lately I’ve been on an artistic frenzy. I’ve created several drawings and paintings that I consider successful, as well as a few failures, like the hideous blue monster I shared recently. Every morning I get up and tell my husband, “I’m going

True Balance in Art

Lately I’ve been on an artistic frenzy. I’ve created several drawings and paintings that I consider successful, as well as a few failures, like the hideous blue monster I shared recently. Every morning I get up and tell my husband, “I’m going