May 9, 2017
Feeling like a witness to a post-broken-wrist miracle: I am holding a pencil and brush again and making some art! The lines have a good bit more wiggle than they used to, and paint strokes are not as strong.- but I am holding implements of creation in my right hand! Hallelujah!
April 17, 2017
Just about 2 weeks ago I took a tumble in a parking lot and smashed my wrist. It was an impressive crashing and smashing. After some surgeries I now have a bionic wrist, a wrist brace, a fair amount of pain and swelling, and an outright impatience to get back to painting.. But […]
October 25, 2016
For the final day of the bird drawing class, we were lucky enough to have access to mounted birds from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
October 21, 2016
Another from my class series in obsessive bird drawing. This time – how to draw bird feet. Learned many things: The number of toes per foot are not constant from species to species The scales on the feet, particularly those of raptors, help to hold the prey There skin on the bottom and the top […]
October 20, 2016
For the past few weeks, I have been taking a bird drawing class at our local botanical Gardens. I have never taken a botanical class before. Back when I got my degree in art ed, the focus was on abstract. Being figurative was regarded as a sure sign of repressed creativity. I recall one painting professor who […]
October 6, 2016
It’s a late start to #inktober this year. I did a bit of playing with vectorizing the image, which lets me play with the line quality on the computer! It’s also the only time that I’ve used Adobe Illustrator and not wanted to slap the computer.
September 23, 2016
Why so daily? Even on Friday! This is my first run at this year’s #inktober (a bit early. I’m excited).
August 31, 2016
Time to celebrate Toasted Marshmallow Day! Put an extra on for me.
August 28, 2016
When in doubt, doodle. This is what my day looks like when something at work has me stumped.
August 23, 2016
Aug 23 Ride the Wind Day! Get carried away in any way that you can.
August 19, 2016
Happy National Potato Day – and beware! You may be keeping an eye out for those oversize zucchinis in this hot weather, but those potatoes can sneak right up on you.
August 16, 2016
Well, it’s a day late (And a dollar short) – probably too much Relaxation Day (Aug 15).
June 30, 2016
Gouache and ink. This is a study looking at a couple of the different types and shapes of bees and bumblebees.
February 2, 2016
Butterfly studies in gouache and colored pencil
January 25, 2016
A page from my sketchbook
January 5, 2016
Exhilarating, and yet, brrr!
December 31, 2015
Remember, the best is always yet-to-come
December 17, 2015
Advent drawing for Dec 17 – 8 days left!
December 11, 2015
Just trying to get a seasonal catnap in…
December 10, 2015
The idea of a tiny Victorian Christmas village can be either totally charming – a bit unsettling,depending on the scale of the viewer.
December 9, 2015
Christmas tree curiosity- how can a cat resist?
December 8, 2015
The holiday season sneaks up and there is always something a little unexpected going on.
December 7, 2015
True confessions: I began this on Dec 2, but didn’t complete it until last night. The 4s on the wallpaper are for Advent – Day 4