Category Archives: Art-Making

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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Watercolor 101: Where do I start?!

  With the recent upsurge of interest in all things sketchbook-y, it is easy to feel like you are attempting to get on a train that has already left the station, and that everyone has been on to this fad … Continue reading

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An Eagle Square Do-Over

I went out to sketch a month ago today, was interrupted by life, and went back there today to finish the job.

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A lesson in color from mayflowers

Sketching with a friend yesterday, this little bunch of mayflowers was so delicate, so deliciously fragrant…I thought of John Singer Sargent’s watercolors of ladies in white dresses, the dresses painted with every shade of bright pastel light, magic! When I … Continue reading

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