When I run out of creative fuel, I take myself on an art date. Usually, at least part of that date is at a big bookstore, where I can find the art magazines from Europe . . .
This page faces the high color page from two posts ago, and tells the story of a fun (and fattening) lunch with friends at a Canyon Road Caffe. The lively layout adds to the fun, but it is skirting the… Continue Reading
This post got the most likes of any I have ever put on Instagram – I think because every watercolor painter knows this particular enemy . . ..
Of course not, but if there could be, the first block of Canyon Road would be a contender. Color is fantastic, but it can be challenging to handle a riot of color in a sketch.
Sketchbook pages save memories of moments – sometimes a collection of moments that span many years and end up combining themselves into a new story . . .
Many years ago, I had a Tarot Card Reading done by a friend. The one thing I remember most clearly? She told me that what I would be doing in the future, I could not even imagine then because it… Continue Reading
Spools of thread are fun and easy to sketch, and they are also a great drawing “device”. What is a drawing device? . . .
Doors and gates are popular visual icons here in Santa Fe. A lot of color and personality is involved and they make a great subject for a sketch . . .
Several years ago, I invested in Yarka watercolors made by St. Petersburg (a Russian company that markets the same paint under White Nights outside of the US). My attraction was that the colors were unusual -purported to be a match… Continue Reading
One year ago, I abandoned this blog to create a Facebook Group dedicated to conversations about sketch-booking, which is my major passion.