142 Days of Prompts

Slowly but surely I'm getting my studio space in working order.  It's been two years in the making, and something I dreamed of for years. Yet I'm finding the transition from coffee table to legit work space a little disconcerting. I think it's a commitment thing. Not my forte, but I have exhausted every excuse … Continue reading 142 Days of Prompts

Urban Sketching

A friend recently sent me information on this new art initiative http://www.urbansketchers.org.  Included was a postcard with a little block marked with "your sketch here".  I complied with a quick sketch of the view from my office window.  I have no idea what I'm supposed to do with said sketch.  That would require reading the … Continue reading Urban Sketching

Red Truck

I just finished a major house rearranging/decluttering this week.  What a relief!  I stopped counting the number of trash bags I took to the dump or left by the curb.  30, maybe?  And that's not including the 2 dozen bags of clothes and odds-n-ends I donated to charity.  Or the line of old furniture I left … Continue reading Red Truck

Painting 11

I really tried to think of something mildly interesting to write about, but all I've been doing lately is painting. Not a bad thing, of course, but it doesn't leave me with much to say.   I have a pretty low burn-out threshold, so I suspect I'll move on to something else soon.  Until then, I'm … Continue reading Painting 11

Done and Done

Every time I start a project of any type, there is always an objective.  Sewing clothes to wear, building a sofa to sit on, planting flowers to avoid mowing.  I am a very purpose driven person.  And it's no different with creative projects.  When starting a painting, the first question is what skill needs to be honed, … Continue reading Done and Done

365: A Year in Review

February is quickly becoming my favorite month.  Still winter, and  still cold. But short. And hopeful. With just a glimmer of spring. And oodles of chocolate on clearance on the 15th. What isn't to love? Most importantly, my winter blues tend to retreat around Groundhog's Day. I don't know why I persist in making plans … Continue reading 365: A Year in Review

Cityscape and Collateral Damage

Happy MLK Day!  I'm pleased to have a day off, especially one dedicated to such an honorable gentleman. I am spending this long weekend catching up on my drawing journal and painting.  I've made a bit of progress with the drawings (which I'll upload to my other blog soon).  Painting has been a bit of … Continue reading Cityscape and Collateral Damage

A Smidge of This, and a Dollop of That

I have had connectivity issues lately, both electronically and personally. The former is nearly corrected.  The latter, well..... I am almost done with my studio renovation. Everything's built; I just need to paint (and take pictures).  To top if off, a dear friend lent me her old trusty easel.  I'm honored to be its guardian. Anyway, … Continue reading A Smidge of This, and a Dollop of That