Category Archives: Sketchbooks

Shameless Marketing

“Beware creating alone—join an art class!” I am teaching two classes  here in Concord this spring, one in May and a follow-up one in June, and I would love to have you there to enjoy the gorgeous weather and laughter … Continue reading

Posted in Cartoons, Pen and Ink, Sketchbooks, Watercolor | 2 Comments

Resurrecting a Blog

Some stitches are easier to drop than others. This blog project, begun with such enthusiasm in August 2016, lost its momentum about a year ago; I intended to take a little break, then life happened. Luckily I do have a … Continue reading

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The Painted Journal

In January 1991 I returned to college to finish my undergraduate degree after a 20-year hiatus. In my program at Lesley College, the last two semesters had to be devoted to a highly structured, single major work. After much brainstorming … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Making, Journaling, My Story, Sketchbooks, Storytelling, Uncategorized, Watercolor | 5 Comments

Changing of the guard

Long wool coats, soft leather gloves, They meet at the café, commandeering an improvised conference area, perpendicular to the alcove, not quite in, not quite out. Not a smile among them, quite sincere business matters discussed, because of course, Business … Continue reading

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Loosen up…but how?

Woodland strolls in the nick of time: autumn! I have had the good fortune to explore a few of Concord’s many beautiful trails in the last couple weeks. My companion sets the pace walking ahead of me, and I am … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Making, Pen and Ink, Sketchbooks, Uncategorized, Watercolor | 6 Comments

Back to School-at home

For 30 years I have been collecting top notch watercolor instruction books. During the first many years I diligently used them as textbooks, following the lessons, and with quite satisfactory results. That habit had fallen away with time, but is now resurrected … Continue reading

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Your Values Matter

October Sunday afternoon,  Concord NH The flowers at the police memorial sculpture in Concord were beautiful in the noonday sun, but by the time I got back over there at 2 o’clock the light had changed and most of it … Continue reading

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