Author Archives: Bobbie Herron

About Bobbie Herron

I sit here in my loft studio, surrounded by watercolor brushes and paints, fountain pens, sketchbooks, journals- wanting more than anything to write and paint at the same time. I am the fourth generation of journal-keeping women, starting in 1862, and I have read their words and between their lines. This blog was inevitable: thoughts on the unsung glory of women whose lives were recorded and transformed through their writing and art.

Seize the Sieve!

Are there any of you out there who feel like the already-busy internet has turned into a madhouse of adrenaline-addled traffic? For good reason of course, but all the more reason to embrace filtering. You may be wondering about my … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Making, Cafe Wisdom, Life Insights, Sketchbooks, Storytelling, Watercolor | Tagged | 5 Comments

Consider Rationing… but not everything.

I’m going to try to make this short and sweet. Two points: Food: It is easy to snack/overeat when you are stressed or bored and stuck at home. This is now reality for a lot of people. I was sick … Continue reading

Posted in Life Insights, Storytelling, Views from Aloft, Watercolor | Tagged | 7 Comments

Simmering Pots & Comrade Spirits

“The Show” is up, finally! Thanks to a good friend’s assistance, on March 1st we hung up 25 paintings, evenly spaced, along a 49′ wall. For me it was a very long year of not only painting, but during that … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Making, Cafe Wisdom, Sketchbooks, Sketching tools | Tagged | 6 Comments

Paper-free Sketching

[Apologies, I think I have three trains of thought in this post (health, being teachable, and the benefits of perseverance), so bear with me. None of them were willing to wait for later.  Geesh, kids…..] I went for a walk … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Making, Cafe Wisdom, Life Insights, My Story, Pen and Ink, Sketchbooks, Sketching tools, Storytelling, Urban Sketching, Watercolor | Tagged | 6 Comments

Not everyone is a wannabe…

Not everyone has that essential itch that leads to compulsively purchasing art supplies and doodling their life away. And even those that have the itch don’t always have it forever; many will be sketchbook artists for a while, then see … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Making, Pen and Ink, Sketchbooks, Watercolor | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Take Care…but not too much

I wrote a blog post a week ago today, knowing full well it would never see the light of day. In it I was able to wail and rant and despair and simmer down and see the point in it … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Making, Cafe Wisdom, Cartoons, Life Insights, Storytelling, Watercolor | Tagged | 8 Comments

In your heart you know

That expression, “In your heart you know” was said to me over twenty-five years ago by a man who was refusing to cooperate. At the time I had a big decision to make, I had weighed all the pros and … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Making, Cafe Wisdom, Views from Aloft, Watercolor | Tagged | 5 Comments