Saturday, July 20, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
I needed two gifts for high school graduates.
But extra spending cash is not on the ready.
So...I made the gifts with great love.
At Goodwill I found these two plain wooden bowls.
I gave them a coat of paint, decorated them with No.2 pencil, and followed with varnish.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
In several places around my home, I have numerous old family photos I could draw from. In fact, just my own collection would keep me going for quite some time!
But, the grass is greener...
I found a seller on Etsy, Dawn And Ross, that sells the best vintage photos. Plus, they sell the original!
I couldn't help but buy a few.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
This is my latest left-handed (non-dominant) drawing. The difference is it was ALL drawn with my left hand. My right hand only got to erase a few lines here and there.
Funny thing, when I draw with my left hand, my annoying inner critic is silent. LOVE that!
Dorthea Lange is the American photographer famous for capturing the Great Depression. Most people would recognize the unforgettable photo, Migrant Mother.
Recently, I purchased a used book of her photos. For some reason, I was taken by the photo, and chose to copy it in this rendering.
As an artist, I don't think I am suppose to do that. (shhhh)
That is why I will be keeping this one.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
I am about half way through The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
Oh, how I love it. I haven't had a book make me cry like this since Where The Red Fern Grows. And I know there are more tears to come.
My favorite line so far:
He closed his eyes, satisfied. Everything was all right when he understood it.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Slow down to hurry up.
The shortest line does NOT always move the fastest.
These are two phrases I have used since my mid 20s.
But I often forget them.
This evening I came across two lovely blog posts that were reminds to slow down.
Savor THIS POST at A Poem Life.
Enjoy THIS POST at The Magic Onion.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
My first love: coloring.
My second love: shading!
This was created by coloring the entire paper with pencil, and then going back in with an eraser to blot out the image. After that, I went back once more with the pencil to add the details. Lastly, I finished it with a wee touch of colored pencil.