New Year Eyes

”There are eyes in pencils and pens.” This quote by John Piper, found in a book I’m re-reading for the umpteenth time, echoes down a long hallway of years of drawing and writing. I know this to be true...how I see so much better when I’m wearing my pens. A bic pen for writing daily … Continue reading New Year Eyes

The Real Intent Behind an Art Show

There are numerous reasons why artists want to have and be a part of Art Shows. One may be a very simple desire to recoup some of the cost that goes into the making of their creations. Another might be to go beyond that and actually make a profit. Some artists may wish to develop … Continue reading The Real Intent Behind an Art Show

Eclection Days

I've begun toting a big Aquabee sketchbook to the Friday morning drawing session at Eclection here in our town. This sketchbook measures a whopping 14" x 17", and the above is the first in this book.  I've loved this sketchbook in its 9"x9" format so I knew I'd love the big size. (photo courtesy of Amanda:) … Continue reading Eclection Days

Michelle’s Challenge: “Go Big!”

One of the artists whose work I admire on the One Drawing A Day blog, Michelle Bedigian, posed a challenge over a week ago. She recounted that one of her former teachers had challenged her to "Go Big" when she went out to sketch on site. This was to shake things up a bit and … Continue reading Michelle’s Challenge: “Go Big!”

A Story to Tell

A few days ago, I was out walking in the morning. Mr. Whicker has bought the land on the back side of our neighborhood and has cleared out the brush, put up a wire fence, to make a lovely pasture (one of several he has on his land) for his cows. I've been visiting this … Continue reading A Story to Tell

Out and About

I've been out drawing various places on Friday mornings and relishing every  minute! My friend Debbie and I parked our drawing chairs in the Gardens, finding all kinds of autumn beauty to draw and paint. A few weeks ago, we ventured just across the street from where I live, to draw the horses at Smith Hollow … Continue reading Out and About

On the Edge

This one just about got away from me! Some of you may feel that it actually DID get away from me. I dunno. It does seem to be teetering on the edge of chaos. One of the things I love about watercolor is how it has a mind of its own and begs to be … Continue reading On the Edge

Tulip Pair!

The paint is barely dry...and these two fresh off-the-drawing-table tulip paintings are now at Southwinds Gallery here in Kernersville! Be sure to call Angie at Southwinds (993-0818) or drop by the Gallery to see them! Each of them measures 9"x12". The perfect size for gift giving. Perhaps you have someone you'd like to give a … Continue reading Tulip Pair!

Somewhere Between Dreams & Reality

I'm reading a book titled Live What You Love by Bob and Melinda Blanchard. It sat on a friend's coffee table, I picked it up with interest and have enjoyed reading it thus far. I like topics like this...dreams. People who pursue them. Stories of how they achieve them. What I like about this book, … Continue reading Somewhere Between Dreams & Reality

Honey of a Gallery

I am so pleased to have my artwork represented by a sweet little gallery here in my town of Kernersville. It has been many years since I've participated in a gallery. Too long I think. But I was waiting for just the right time and more particularly...just the right gallery! Southwinds Art Gallery is the … Continue reading Honey of a Gallery