March 17, 2018

 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....

March 3, 2018

Drawing - I hear a massive shudder among artists and non-artist alike. This winter I took a drawing class in order to improve my ability to see and draw what lands in front of me.

May 20, 2017

With each gourd, I try a new medium.  This time I attempted oil paint sticks, inktense pencils, and Golden heavy-body acrylic paint.  Too many new things at once  - maybe.  I'm dubious about the results, but some folks like it.

May 1, 2017

Yesterday was a busy day.  I set some fabric to dyeing while I worked on this gourd piece.  I try not to get attached to the results because these are "practice gourds".  For color, I use dye-na-flow which is a textile paint and well, I am a textile artist.   Even on t...

April 29, 2017

For my birthday this year, my stepmother gifted me a box of practice gourds from Welburn gourd farm.  http://www.welburngourdfarm.com/  I was expecting a small box of broken pieces.  I was surprised when UPS dropped off a 3 foot box full of practice gourds. There are 2...

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