Doodling to relieve information overload and regain balance and serenity

It’s been a long complicated week. My life would be plenty complicated without the further agitation of world violence and corrupt politics. Yeah, I know I can simply turn off the TV, the radio, and the Internet. But let’s face it. It has gotten a lot harder to block out the media than it used… Continue reading Doodling to relieve information overload and regain balance and serenity

Bird study

I did this bird from a source photo I found on a really great Facebook group page called Photos for Artists. The photo is by John Frost who takes a lot of terrific bird pictures. The page is a treasure trove. When artists use a photo as inspiration they can post it on the page,… Continue reading Bird study

Reading and sketching

I found this in one of my many sketchbooks, this one from about six months ago. I read a lot of Victorian novels and then I often sketch the characters. I’m not absolutely sure but I think this was an attempt at Dorothea Brooks from Middlemarch.

Holiday weekend doing art with advice from Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilibert

Well it is Columbus Day, the fourth day of a four-day weekend I planned to use to make progress on my artwork. I have been wanting to open an Etsy Store for a long time but have been cautious. I hoped to do this by the end of September but so far have not taken… Continue reading Holiday weekend doing art with advice from Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilibert

The Time Dividend: Getting Creative when the Kids are Grown

This month I am happy to say my home studio has emerged from the chaos and I have been doing a lot of artwork, mostly¬†on weekends. I would have thought that after I get home from work from my day job, and do my 45 minutes or so of exercise I could sit down and… Continue reading The Time Dividend: Getting Creative when the Kids are Grown

Poem about being an artist

What you are Contemplation‚Ķ. Is it inherent in your eternal soul, the something God made you to be or is it simply something you are, as anything is that is or is it something you decided to be and if the latter, who is the you who decided and what is the thing that made… Continue reading Poem about being an artist