I'm not very good at this. At least when you consider the inspiration from which I was drawing. As the whims of my creative fancy cycle through their seasons, I often find myself drooling over the work of mixed media artists out there. There are so many, but recently I came across Roben-Marie Smith's colorful … Continue reading Play!

Awesome Quotes

A favorite artist of mine, Ian Sideaway, posted on his blog a couple of terrific quotes by other all-time favorite artists of mine: "I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever." (Beatrix Potter) I so identify … Continue reading Awesome Quotes

Deux Collages

My mom and I have been drooling over Mark Hearld's work for several months now. Definitely check out this video of is delightful! I think I got his book back in early February and have attempted some collage works based loosely on how Mark Hearld works. I love the fact that all the images … Continue reading Deux Collages

Responding to Rutenberg: Drawing vs. Painting

ID #110 "Moments" Brian Rutenberg, in his Studio Visit #18 , quotes a German artist, Walter Sickert, who said, "Drawing is about captivity. Painting is about freedom."  This one little quote has stuck with me and caused all kinds of back & forth in my brain as I consider what's being said here. I don't … Continue reading Responding to Rutenberg: Drawing vs. Painting

Encouragement from Across the Ages

I came across this quote on Ian Sideaway's fabulous drawing blog: "Do not fail as you go on to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worthwhile, and it will do you a world of good." (Cennino Cennini) In case you do not know who Cennino Cennini … Continue reading Encouragement from Across the Ages

A Must Share!

Something about my little beach drawrings made me think of Maurice Prendergast, an artist I've admired for years.  This was only after the fact, not something I was aware of while drawing at the beach.  But it made me google him and read more about him as an artist when I found THIS! You simply … Continue reading A Must Share!

Responding to Rutenberg: Limitations

ID#102 In Brian Rutenberg's Studio Visit #16, he begins the talk recounting some casual banter between friends over dinner one evening.  The subject was "limitations", which he says "Every artist has" and that he is continually inventorying his. I nearly fell out of my chair when I heard him say this, wondering what, if any, … Continue reading Responding to Rutenberg: Limitations

Responding to Rutenberg

ID #103 I've recently discovered an artist whose work and words I'm eating up these days.  To say that his paintings are delicious would be correct...the color, movement, and draw-you-in composings on canvas are breathtaking.  His words are equally inspiring. Brian Rutenberg lives and works in New York City.  His work is about as far … Continue reading Responding to Rutenberg

Drawing Your Life: Mini Lesson #6

All the Drawing Your Life Mini Lessons have now been typed up, expanded, revised, updated and published into an ebook for you! Purchase this in my ETSY shop HERE. Just $12 to Discover Your Life Beautiful...One Drawing At A Time! Sincerely, Jennifer Edwards

Origami Craze!!

I was recently loaned the video titled Between the Folds, A PBS Independent Lens movie.  I fell in love...again. When I was a child I had several origami books (which I wish I could find!) and spent hours folding and folding and trying to figure out the diagrams for creating all kinds of animals, boxes, … Continue reading Origami Craze!!