Yesterday was a somewhat frustrating day… and yet a good day, nevertheless. I planned to sit down and write a … More
Draw What You Know
One of the first pieces of advice aspiring writers hear is to write what you know. While an author can choose … More
The Shadow Knows
I’m old enough to remember “The Shadow” radio program. Although it began in 1937, a bit before my time, it … More
Creative Bug — And More
Sketchbook Revival 2022 is well underway now. Are you taking part? I hope so. It’s quite an enjoyable experience with … More
Quick Study – Cumulus Clouds
I’ll start right off by saying that I like this painting. It’s nothing more than a very quick painting study … More
Definitely Worth the Price
I am not a “crafty” sort of person. I’m creative, but being creative is a bit different from being crafty. … More
Still Life After Cezanne
I hesitate to include Paul Cezanne’s name in this still life painting, the one I fussed about and fretted over … More
The Worst Art Student in the World!
Sometimes I wish I were a real, true artist. I’m not, and I never will be. I do call myself “an … More
A Craft That Worked — Almost!
Those of you who’ve followed this blog for a while already know that while I might talk about craft projects … More
What Are Your Hands Saying?
We joke a lot about people talking with their hands, but actually, hands do a lot of talking on their own. … More
Finish What You Start
I have a rule in my studio: I must finish what I start. — Keiko Yasuoka I loved reading this … More