a simple sketch

a simple sketch… I’ve been playing with a new toy… a drawing pad… so sketches appear as if my magic on my computer screen…...more

My Love/Hate Relationship With Sketching

I have a love/hate relationship with sketching. In all my years of making things, I've never been one to plan ahead. I just sit and let the supplies speak to me and go with the flow. But when I worked on my sewing book a few years back, my editor required sketches for every project. and then when I started working on my product line, the manufacturer required sketches as well. ...more
Lovely blog. Simple, to the point and well written. I totally agree. It's easy to get ...more

The Little Cabin

Rose awoke at 5 am, as she did every day, got dressed and headed down the stairs to the kitchen.  The coffee had been pre-set and was brewing, making chugging and popping sounds and emitting an inviting aroma.  The sounds and smells of a promising new day not going unnoticed, Rose managed a smile as she began packing lunches for the grandkids....more

Three artists you should meet

I am no artist.  Don't get me wrong:  I'm a photographer, and feel pretty comfortable with my ability to capture a pretty picture, but ask me to draw a face, and you'll wonder how I ever passed Kindergarten art class.  It's really quite stunning to me that I'm able to take pictures from all sorts of angles and perspectives, but ask me to draw a building from any sort of perspective other than straight on, I'm at a loss. ...more

There are plenty of people who can make a decent likeness or at least make a face look like a ...more

First Sketch of the year

My First Sketch of the Year ...more

on being a real artist...

If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. - Vincent Van Gogh I know that drawing and painting are not among my God-given talents... in the same league as driving. You know, when God showers his blessings... we just can't have everything. However, practice and persistence have an amazing ability to overcome all types of shortcomings. And God rewards those who persevere... ...more