Category Archives: Art-Making

[Hand] Dancing in the Dark

We’ve all done it. Woken up in the middle of the night with a brilliant idea, grabbed the pencil on the bedside table and that scrap of paper, and scribbled down a word or two before they slip away. The … Continue reading

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Falling in Love Again

The next logical step after “not giving up” is “falling in love again.” With life itself. This morning I decided, much to my surprise, to call my local art school and sign up to teach another series of sketchbook classes. I … Continue reading

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Look at That! A week later…

What an adventure this life is. I have spent the past few weeks meeting with four eye specialists, having tests performed. blood drawn, and even a brain scan. The results are in, and the good news is that nothing new … Continue reading

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Habits and rituals

Does anyone else have trouble establishing a rhythm to their days? Ever since I stopped working a 9-5 job where I was answering to my employer and that holy paycheck, my time has been more fluid, slipping through my fingers … Continue reading

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Wondering about blogging…

When I feel disconnected from the world around me, the last thing I am drawn to do is write a blog post. Here I sit. I returned from Scotland on July first, spent the first day back “sleeping and slugging”, … Continue reading

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Dress Rehearsal for Highlands Travel

T-minus two weeks and counting. Time to get serious about the sketching kit I will take along. Seriously playful, that is. Inspiration For the fun of it, I decided to have a try at practicing the style of watercolor I … Continue reading

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Paper…where to start?

So where to start? I mean that literally. Where do you plan to use your sketchbook? If you plan to draw and paint just at home, where you have a big drafting table, large display of art supplies, and a … Continue reading

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