Saturday, October 25, 2014

Crane in the Forbidden City, Beijing

This is another sketch from a travel photo. I was in China in 2009.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


We learned to draw a pointed pen mandala at last night's Westcoast Calligraphy meeting. Easy and fun!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pocket Sketch

I'm practicing quick, small sketches in preparation for an upcoming trip to Israel. I went downtown on the train yesterday and did these in 10 minutes or less.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


I forgot to take pictures of all the ATC'S I made for the Vancouver swap last Sunday. Luckily I held this back for my sister, Dianne. It's a Studio G stamp on alcohol inks.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pocket Sketch

Obviously I need to practice my perspective lessons a bit more!

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!