REVIEW – Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food


This is the second book in Charlie O’Shields Sketching Stuff Activity books. The theme for the first book was Nature and this time out the theme is Food. Gather up some snacks, because you’ll be hungry by the time you’re through with the book, lol. Before I forget, there is a Sketching Stuff Facebook GroupContinue reading “REVIEW – Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food”

Teaser – Review of Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food Coming Tomorrow


Just one of the drawings I’ve done so far, from the exercises in Charlie O’Shields ‘Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food’. I have a review with a video walk-through coming up on my blog, Saturday morning. I hope you’ll come check it out!

Painting While Grumpy


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor in a Hahnemühle Watercolour Book. Princeton Neptune, Round Size 10. You ever get to that place where you want to do something, but don’t feel like you have the energy, and you aren’t quite sure what you want to do, anyway? But you really want to doContinue reading “Painting While Grumpy”

Lotus Blossom of Many Colors


I did a review of Alice Hendon’s ‘More Tangle Starts‘ book a couple of weeks ago. My first thought when I opened the book was that the paper would be fabulous for Origami. So I did one. I used to do these Lotus Blossoms all the time, but it’s been a while, so it tookContinue reading “Lotus Blossom of Many Colors”

Teaser for a Review of Alice Hendon’s latest Tangle Starts Book


Be sure to check my blog tomorrow. I have a review of Alice Hendon’s new ‘More Tangle Starts’ book – a lovely collection of full-color backgrounds for you to use for art journaling, collage, chunky books, drawing, painting and/or … tangling! Alice also gave me a copy to give away! Tomorrow -Thursday March 11! Don’tContinue reading “Teaser for a Review of Alice Hendon’s latest Tangle Starts Book”

The Duchess, my brother and me


The other day, I shared some of the artwork that I did for my mother. As many of you know, my father worked for the Portland Zoo when I was a child and since they didn’t have a nursery, when mothers rejected their offspring, the zoo keepers would take the babies home. Duchess was ourContinue reading “The Duchess, my brother and me”

ATCs with Snow – Drawn and Gifted Long Ago


When my mother passed away, I took back some of the artwork that I had done for her over the years. When I was heavy into ATCs around 2009 – 2010, she liked what I was doing with scratchboard. Scratchbord (a brand of scratchboArd) is India Ink over a white clay surface. You scratch awayContinue reading “ATCs with Snow – Drawn and Gifted Long Ago”

Painting rain for Australia


Artwork-Daniel Smith Lunar blue, Undersea Green & Venetian Red on Hahnemühle William Turner Cold Press I’d originally planned to do something more complex, but realized it would take some time. I may still do it, but for now I wanted to get something out so I did this quick abstract. You can read about hisContinue reading “Painting rain for Australia”