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February 2017 Making The Time

February 28, 2017

Last week wasn’t my finest. I had a cold, my husband was out of town, we had constant rain and two rainout days at school which meant that my three boys (age 10 to 15) were home. With me. In rain. With nothing scheduled. On top of that I discovered that I had a rat …Continue Reading

January 2017, String Drawing

January 24, 2017

Below is a drawing assignment I’m giving some of my students this month.  I’ve been using it for years and love the way it pushes us to look closely.  Anyone can do it! This is an excellent exercise for learning to see the reality of a line. This drawing requires one to look very closely, …Continue Reading

Holiday Light, 2016

December 20, 2016

My best self comes out at home as a wife, mother, and friend, and in the studio making and teaching. Art has saved me time and time again as I maneuver through this life. It has also helped me to know myself.   November was challenging for many of us this year.  There was much …Continue Reading

Spring, 2016 Part Two

June 3, 2016

Starting a Landscape Drawing, Part Two   After you’ve warmed up by making a few Blind Contour Line Drawings, pick a small area of the landscape that you’re interested in. People always start with too much information. Work hard to reduce your focus down to something that feels manageable. On your paper, draw a format …Continue Reading

Spring 2016, Part One

June 3, 2016

STARTING A LANDSCAPE DRAWING, Part One   I always think it’s a good idea to warm up before starting a prolonged study. Before beginning any drawing we want to ground ourselves in the moment – get ourselves here rather than remain in our heads about what’s already happened today. Warming up is also good for …Continue Reading