Saturday, October 18, 2014

What? No Art?

That's what my friend Janice asks when I haven't posted anything for a few days.  This time we can credit her for this.

It started with a play day of alcohol inks.  She posted about it here.  What she didn't say in this post is that she kindly brought a couple of storage bins for me.  "In case you can use them", she said.  The next day my office/studio looked like this:

It took a few days, and it still isn't finished, but now we have this:

Calligraphy Supplies

A Clean Desk Drawer

Organized Craft and Office Supplies

Thanks, Janice!  I really needed to discard some things I no longer use, and you prompted it all.  Thanks also to my sister, Dianne, too, who gave me some good ideas when my office was torn apart and I couldn't see the way forward.  She and I call it "doing a reorg".

So, I haven't done any art this week.  I'm off to Tai Chi this morning, but I must think this afternoon about the ATC swap tomorrow.  That might prompt something!

Monday, October 13, 2014


Gouache, in my Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Journal

I had a lovely weekend of painting, thanks to Paint My Photo!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have so many things to be thankful for, and so many people in my life who give of themselves in so many ways.

Some of them I don't even know - including the good folks at Paint My Photo who post their lovely photographs for me to paint from!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Fountain on a Field of Stone

An exercise on drawing water from James Richards' book, Freehand Drawing & Discovery.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


I'm working my way through a wonderful book by James Richards, called Freehand Drawing & DiscoveryUrban Sketching and Concept Drawing for Designers.

This is an exercise on drawing people.