Sam was our resident stray, who almost daily dropped by for human companionship and a good meal, who after 5 yrs disappeared one day. So as a tribute to Sam, I thought I might start with him in my…READ MORE
My hubby and I adopted a 1 yr old kitty from a shelter very recently. Although not a kitten anymore, she's still very much a kitten in her playfulness and exploring. She seems to love finding a way…READ MORE
I guess life is just that way. Things come in ebbs and flows.
I'm back after some time. My drawing was very slow, but I kept at it, but sometimes...barely.
I'm working on some pencil portraiture and doing some review, while maybe sharpening up the skills some here and there. Like anything else, if it doesn't get used so much, it tends to get a little rusty. LOL
Looking forward to having a much better year in 2013 and I'm glad to be here among great art company! Onward…READ MORE
On July 13th my father passed away. I sat beside his bed, holding his hand during his last hours that night, at the Veteran's Home. My husband stood beside me. We never really know what we can or cannot do until the time comes; until we are right there, in that moment. It was hard to see my father pass, following his last two deep breaths.
I wasn't there on the night that my mother passed away fifteen years ago. My husband and I left the hospital earlier in the evening and deep down…READ MORE
After lots of soul-searching, I've decided that even tho graphite pencil art isn't my only medium I want to work in. And another big revelation--I am falling in love with abstract art--all kinds of abstract oil right on down to Zentangles and doodles. Now, this is coming from a gal that has enjoyed and learned so much from the art of the pencil and people portraiture for about 10 years, most of the 'art life', actually. I was 100% into realism. Before then I painted stones, which (no pun…READ MORE
I am a slower-moving artist. But I know many others who are just amazingly fast. They can complete a new piece in a day or less. I so admire that. But I don't have that ability.
The passing of Whitney Houston has made me give more thought to this subject of my speed and how I progress as I create a drawing. Life is short. We all know that. I hadn't thought about my own personal speed in my creative process, before.
Maybe I should step it up and strive to do more art; getting…READ MORE