We all could do with a helping hand every so often. Here you will find a series of articles that cover a range of subjects from detailed 'how-to' to more general advice and suggestions. Some of them are short drawing tips, others are longer articles that require you to click through to another page.These articles are being added to all the time so please visit from time to time to see what's new.You can either scroll down the page or click on the links immediately below to go to a specific article....more

Quick & Easy 3-D Hand Art

 Now doesn't that look absolutely cool? I'd been looking for a cool way to start crafting away with my newly bought fresh Sharpies and found this idea being pinned away madly on Pinterest....more

Learning To Draw

There is something about learning to draw that is so relaxing. Saturday morning I wanted to create something so I grabbed my sketchbook and started drawing some images from the Facebook doodle group I am in. My snowman looks a little scary with his Freddy Krueger hat. LOL! The house on the left side is the view outside my window. Not bad for a beginner.Click here to view the rest of this post. ...more

Weekend Photo Hunt (Funny-Work Tool)

Wouldn't it be funny to see a mouse knitting. So I decided it would be fun to have anther give away....more

Forced Creativity

I know what you're thinking: "Doesn't this chick have a life? I mean, hello, you have a kid and you're blogging again?!"Hey, I have to pick my moments, and right now, he's watching some Wally Kazaam. Educational AND a little me time before the onslaught of "Let's read, mom," and "Let's play castle," "Let's play cars," "Let's do puzzles," "Let's {insert your kid's typical request here}."I wanted to share something I've been trying to make time for:DRAWING....more

History of Architecture: Analysis and Synthesis Through Visual Notes | Paper Abstract

Drawing by Jackie McDowell. I am posting the first of a series of samples of student work from the exhibit  History of Architecture: Analysis and Synthesis Through Visual Notes....more

Dialogues in an Echo Chamber

 Fill in the blanks. Ink on Miquelrius paper. October 2011. ...more