After a pretty long hiatus from online teaching, I have decided to start again – on the platform I have been enjoying for years as a student . . . Continue Reading
Focus Focus Focus – Hocus Pocus
Yesterday, I had the great fortune to spend time with two of the most amazing women I know. The day before, I had a long talk with another who had words of wisdom that finally got through my thick skull . . . Continue Reading
WOW! I Love It!
I have not had time for travel journal pages,, eating, sleeping, or any other extras just lately because I FINALLY tackled the huge job of reinstating a gift section into our gallery. We have always had one until . . . Continue Reading
Road Trip Fall 2019, Part 2
Most of the drive across the Panhandle of Texas is a snore (Sorry, Texas – there are parts of you I love, but this is not on the list). Everything is horizontal and the landscape is pretty toasted. But, a little east of Amarillo, a couple of verticals stand out – or stick-up, you might say . . . Continue Reading
Road Trip Fall 2019, Part 1
So, I ran away for a month. Away from home and work and social media. I got in the van with a good travel buddy and one of my dogs and headed off to Michigan for some Mom time. I don’t fly so this meant another road trip. Continue Reading
Artistic Inspiration and Reboot . . .
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 . . . Continue Reading
Page Layout Adventures . . .
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 edge of success . . . Continue Reading
The Enemy . . .
This post got the most likes of any I have ever put on Instagram – I think because every watercolor painter knows this particular enemy . . .. Continue Reading
Can There Ever Be Too Much Color?
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. Continue Reading
Sketch-Tale #4 – My Faux Apple Tree
Sketchbook pages save memories of moments – sometimes a collection of moments that span many years and end up combining themselves into a new story . . . Continue Reading