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 […]
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I have it in my head that I do not like drawing/painting landscapes, and that I suck at it. After spending a bit of time with one of Claudia Nice‘s books on nature drawing, I decided to give it another shot. I’m not sure it’s entirely finished; part of what I liked about the scene […]
Today I followed the admonition to “play with the art materials you’re afraid to use!” I have a stash of these expensive colored papers I never know what to do with. I love the dark, moody energy of this image, with the contrast of the bright yellow scarf saving it from being totally depressing. I’m […]
These faces were created quickly with ink in a dropper, following a prompt in Carla Sondheim’s Drawing Lab. I am kind of a control freak so this very UNcontrolled method was unpleasant and anxiety-producing at first! Eventually I came to enjoy it and quite like a few of them; I will go at some of […]
In the spirit of my 2014 “I Dare Me!” challenge to do something new everyday, I just HAD to purchase this strange fruit that shared a shelf with rambutan and dragon fruit. It’s called Buddha Hand or Fingered Citron, and I have NO idea what to do with it…except photograph (and eventually draw) it!
Spent some time today experimenting with drawing on my iPad. Many of my colleagues use tablets for much of their graphic work but I do not enjoy it much. I haven’t practiced enough for it to flow effortlessly and keep wanting to JUST GRAB A PEN ALREADY!! Plus the results always seem crude, my line […]
I’ve written before about my Year of New Things, and the transformative effect it has been having on my daily life. This summer, I went to Europe for the first time: six weeks of new countries, new cities, new food, new languages, new money, new transportation systems. I had a blast! When I got home […]
I’m now into Month 3 in my quest to do something new every day. My birthday in February was quite delightful – I let go of my control freak ways and let my wife plan an entire day of newness. I never knew what was next until it happened. It was a blast! Here are […]
My New Year’s Resolution to do something new everyday garners interesting reactions. Some question my rules. (What happens if you skip a day, do you have to make it up? Do you plan them out a week ahead of time? You did three different kinds of different puzzles, does that really count as three things […]
My approach to New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 has been heavily influenced by the book I Dare Me by LuAnn Cahn. For an entire year, Cahn did something new every day – something she had either never done before in her life, or had not done since childhood. I’m not sure why this idea has […]