Some of the results from yesterday’s collaborative art project, adapted from an exercise developed by Juliana Coles and published in Kaleidoscope: Ideas & Projects to Spark Your Creativity. The six of us all worked simultaneously on sixty surfaces, with no individual person having ownership of any one board. The exercise uses a timed script with a […]
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Scribbled on the shuttle bus from Denver to Boulder.
Another version of my wife’s Gary Larson-esque family. I am obsessed with this photo! Semi-blind contour drawing, watercolor pencil.
Yay! It’s Art Every Day Month! An annual challenge to create – and post – art every day for a month. I’ve participated now for three or four years and find it a wonderful practice and a wonderful community. This year I’m involving some of my “real life” community of art makers – we’re having […]
No one reads a comic strip because it’s drawn well. They read it because it makes them laugh! When I give a presentation about visual thinking tools, I ask folks to “raise your hand if you can draw.” Very few hands go up. If I asked that question in a kindergarten class, EVERY hand would […]
I’m totally in love with cartoonist Lynda Barry. She posts the syllabus and homework exercises for her university classes online so anyone can follow along. The piece below was done following the assignment about halfway down this page. Barry’s exercises are always extremely specific, down to the type of pen and notebook she asks students […]
There was hard freeze last night; as a result, every single leaf has fallen off the fuyu. I love the starkness of these bare trees against the blue blue sky, with these gigantic, silly-looking orange fruits still hanging on for dear life. I wanted to capture that starkness with a minimum of color. Decided the […]
I have always loved to climb trees; still do, although opportunities are less frequent. The avocado tree in my memory was huge with several low horizontal limbs; when ensconced within its dense, overhanging foliage, I was invisible. What really mystifies me: How can I have grown up surrounded by this most delicious fruit without EATING […]
One of the things I love about Art Every Day Month is stealing learning from the other participants. I particularly enjoy Tobi Kibel Piatek’s prompts and exercises. Last night I played with the form she used in HER post yesterday.