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!
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
My mom and I have been drooling over Mark Hearld's work for several months now. Definitely check out this video of him...it 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
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
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
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!
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
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
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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!!