Greetings, I didn't want to let the New Year pass without a post on what I've been up to and what's up for this year. One of the things about my drawing style that has become apparent for me is that it lends itself to cartoon. It's doesn't matter what I'm attempting to draw. I could have the most serious intent behind a work and it still looks like a cartoon. The options here are to develop, develop, develop the drawing skills past this stage or hang out here and see what
Greetings, Is everyone feeling like Opossum these days? Upside down, hanging on by your tail, with an "Oh Dear!" look on your face. A lot has happened, is still happening, and feels like it will happen forever and that's just the 2020 Presidential scene. Opossum is part of my mentorship with Jane Dunnewold. In this mentorship, I've decided to tell four North American myths that I heard along the way. Jane and I are still talking about composition, size, color - pretty m
I have a few different projects to share this time. As you can tell by the title, I'm super excited about sharing my first project. I've been attending a book arts class with Alice Armstrong at Castle in the Air. Our second class was this past Monday, October 8th which for many of us is Indigenous People's Day. Alice cut in half for us a number of toy animals. I choose Turtle for this reason. We used a printmaking paper and acrylic inks for our base layer. I then used
Just in case you forgot the song - here we go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VH6yD8zobM It's been such a long time since I've posted because I've been on a roller coaster. I hate roller coasters, but I guess coping with them is something we must learn to do in this life. I was the kid who refused to scream when the roller coaster went fast on the downward slope. Then there's the sharp loop and the easy stop so you can get off the damn thing and back onto your own feet.
Greetings, Now that all the audits for my non-profit clients are complete and before I go into summer camp mode, I wanted to update y'all on what I've been working on. First a recent drawing: I never knew an onion could be so vain. This particular onion stared at her self-portrait the rest of the night. This was my second attempt at onion and it turned out better than my first attempt. I won't show you the first attempt in oil pastels. The main thing coming out of the st
Greetings, Yesterday was the last meeting of the drawing class I shared with y'all last time. I'm going to miss participating in this class, but I also think I have new direction for my own studies. I've been drawing most every day and I see improvement in my skills. Sharing 6 of the highlights from the last two weeks. A half-decent pitcher - this was another attempt at drawing a pitcher. This one is slight better than the last. I think this is my favorite from the whole