I’ve been trying to spend time practicing drawing the things that I’m NOT good at (animals, vehicles) and less time drawing the things I’m pretty good at (people, buildings, household objects). Today, sitting in Peet’s Coffee looking out the window, I drew bicycles and cars. This led to a conversation with the gentleman sitting next […]
Spent time with my honey in a local coffee shop yesterday afternoon, where we both had fun drawing our fellow patrons. Never had a drawing date before — it was quite nice!
Well, I haven’t been very good at keeping up with this challenge as a DAILY thing…more like a fits and spurts. I just got my new Bamboo graphics tablet and spent the morning playing with zebras (Brandy over at Loosetooth is requesting zebra drawings for an as-yet-unannounced project). original zebra stoned zebra rainbow zebra #1 […]
One of the services I offer my clients: naming the elephants in the room.
Sylvia Lafair’s November newsletter used a great metaphor for dealing with consequences: gravity. If you sit under an apple tree, an apple might fall on your head. The apple wasn’t out to get you. The apple doesn’t wish you ill. The apple isn’t sorry it hit you. The apple isn’t mean. The apple just […]
OBSESSED. Yup, that’s me. Obsessed. I did about three dozen drawings over the course of 48 hours. Two factors contributed to this. One: environment. I spent most of the weekend at Sea Ranch with my FrogSisters. Good company, good food & drink, beautiful weather on the coast. Two: materials. I bought a couple of new, […]
Art Every Day Month was obviously on my mind as I perused the new titles at Northlight Books yesterday. I picked up a copy of Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun by Carla Sonheim. It is chock-full of drawing exercises and games, structures to help you loosen up and […]
In 2004, Massachussetts artist Leah Piken Kolidas declared November to be Art Every Day Month. I absolutely LOVE this idea (even though I’m already three or four days behind)! For awhile I have been feeling that I need more structure and discipline in order to improve my drawing. My “happiness guru,” Gretchen Rubin, states that […]