Posts Tagged: Having fun with art

What Makes Art Fun?

My husband is an advocate for fun. “If it’s not fun, don’t do it,” he tells me often. To say that he’s lived his life in accordance with that philosophy might make him seem irresponsible or careless. Quite the contrary.

What Makes Art Fun?

My husband is an advocate for fun. “If it’s not fun, don’t do it,” he tells me often. To say that he’s lived his life in accordance with that philosophy might make him seem irresponsible or careless. Quite the contrary.

Morning Inspiration

I sometimes go through times when I don’t feel I’m learning, growing, or improving as an artist. At other times, the opposite happens, and I suddenly feel as if I’m taking gigantic leaps forward. Happily, I’m moving into one of

Morning Inspiration

I sometimes go through times when I don’t feel I’m learning, growing, or improving as an artist. At other times, the opposite happens, and I suddenly feel as if I’m taking gigantic leaps forward. Happily, I’m moving into one of

Just Messin’ Around

At this point in my art journey, I’m all about learning. I think I’ve developed a few basic skills after three years of painting, so I’m eager to spend time practicing and improving those skills. I think I’m teachable now,

Just Messin’ Around

At this point in my art journey, I’m all about learning. I think I’ve developed a few basic skills after three years of painting, so I’m eager to spend time practicing and improving those skills. I think I’m teachable now,

A Grown-Up Play Date

During all the Inktober fun, I spent the better part of one day having a very grown-up play date with two artist friends, Patsy Albers and Darla Zook. Both are very, very talented artists who have won many ribbons and

A Grown-Up Play Date

During all the Inktober fun, I spent the better part of one day having a very grown-up play date with two artist friends, Patsy Albers and Darla Zook. Both are very, very talented artists who have won many ribbons and

My Year of Art

Last October, fellow blogger inknpaper85046788 posted a review of Awakening Your Creative Soul. The book is a “52 Week Journey to Artistic Discovery”. I knew at once it was a book I would love to read. I added it to my “want

My Year of Art

Last October, fellow blogger inknpaper85046788 posted a review of Awakening Your Creative Soul. The book is a “52 Week Journey to Artistic Discovery”. I knew at once it was a book I would love to read. I added it to my “want

Starting Points

I’m approaching my paintings now in an experimental vein…and it’s proving to be interesting.

Starting Points

I’m approaching my paintings now in an experimental vein…and it’s proving to be interesting.

Painting a Fantasy

In many ways, my Garden Fantasy is my impression of impressionist art. I can see leaves and flowers, and I can imagine many things when I see this painting. I can feel different things, too.

Painting a Fantasy

In many ways, my Garden Fantasy is my impression of impressionist art. I can see leaves and flowers, and I can imagine many things when I see this painting. I can feel different things, too.

What? Me Worry?

Anyone who was around in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s is very familiar with Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame, an iconic character who graced almost every cover of the satirical publication from 1956 on. In case you’re wondering, Mad

What? Me Worry?

Anyone who was around in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s is very familiar with Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame, an iconic character who graced almost every cover of the satirical publication from 1956 on. In case you’re wondering, Mad

Having Fun

Recently in one of the online art groups I’m in, someone posted one of “those” posts…the ones we’re really not supposed to post. You know, the “I’m sorry but I’m just a beginner…”, “I know this isn’t really very good…”,

Having Fun

Recently in one of the online art groups I’m in, someone posted one of “those” posts…the ones we’re really not supposed to post. You know, the “I’m sorry but I’m just a beginner…”, “I know this isn’t really very good…”,

Madox Paints a Mountain

Granny got out her Grumbacher watercolors, her Sakura “Koi” watercolor set, lots of paintbrushes, and big sheets of watercolor paper.

Madox Paints a Mountain

Granny got out her Grumbacher watercolors, her Sakura “Koi” watercolor set, lots of paintbrushes, and big sheets of watercolor paper.