Last week was all about organizing the paint and this week it is the Distress Spray Stains. I need to sticker the tops of each bottle so that I can see the colors from the top when I am searching for the perfect background colors! I also am working on the free class with Tam … More What’s on the Project Table?
Have you heard about the idea of choosing a word of the year? I like it so much better that making a New Year’s Resolution that I will inevitably not resolve. A word of the year is something with so many facets depending on your circumstances that day, something you can post anywhere to remind … More The Attitude is Gratitude
I don’t always know immediately why I am drawn to something. Nature is beautiful. Life is beautiful. I like to try to capture this to remind us of the inherent beauty in life and in ourselves as human beings, no matter how small that beauty may be. When I start a new piece and … More Why I Do What I Do
Happy July and Happy World Watercolor Month! World Watercolor Month was started in 2015 by Charlie O’Shields – a man who picked up a watercolor brush one day and never looked back. He created the website, Doodlewash, to spread the word about watercolor – it is fun, relaxing and anybody can do it. World Watercolor Month … More World Watercolor Month has begun!
Dear Friends, I am so thrilled to bring you 3 new watercolor series this week – Skies and Clouds, Sunshiny Flowers and Extravagant Hues! Each piece is no more that 2″x3″. I have been moving in the direction of miniature work for sometime but did not really realize it until recently. When I view any … More 3 New Series!
What kind of things make you stop and take a moment? For me, it is something that looks like it could have an interesting texture or something very small that I need to take a closer look at to see all the details. I believe that texture is one of the things that draws me … More Tiny and Texture
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My first letterpress project is a business card. I set the type in the composing stick using 12pt. and 18 pt. Baskerville font. This took me a lot longer than expected because as I was setting the email address, I realized that my set of typeface did not have the @ symbol. I did some research … More Setting the type
Very excited about this new addition to the studio! Now we just need to get it out of the crate and put it all together. Stay tuned.
In honor of World Watercolor Month, I am taking the Fresh Florals Watercolor class at art-classes.com with Sandy Allnock. Today I practiced my Trilliums in preparation for their portrait. It is fun and relaxing to practice different shapes and techniques – no pressure.