My sweetheart and I spent the first two weeks of December on the beach at beautiful Sanibel Island, Florida. Long walks on the ocean shore provided new beach art to view every day. I met the young artists of only a couple of works, both pre-teens. Here are some of my favorites! I took along … Continue reading beach art 12.29.2016
I seem to be still addicted to spirals...
I'm still drawing and sketching and painting when I can find the time. Here's a recent watercolor of a cityscape. Click on the image to view it at a larger size.
Getting a chance a couple times a week now to draw and paint. The minutes and hours and days are less momentary and are beginning to have form. Less crazed and more calm. More space and breathing. I won't write my usual monthly review post, because there just isn't much to write about this month. … Continue reading spiral love 4.4.2015
My new and temporary role as caretaker to my healing son is taking up much of my time. I haven't been able to draw and paint quite as often as planned, but am still here, working in small chunks of found time. And those chunks are getting bigger and bigger. This is a watercolor I … Continue reading still here 3.18.2015
I'm back in Portland, Oregon, hanging out with my healing son. I brought my sketch pad, a small variety of pencils and pens, and, of course, my little Sakura watercolor set, so I am set for my daily art practice. Portland is a great walking city. Spring is just starting here, and the sweet streets … Continue reading back in Portland 3.2.2015
I continue to practice several things that I think I can start calling "habits." For almost five months now, I've sketched or painted every day. I've exercised every day. I've practiced yoga and completed sets of squats twice a week. I feel like these are turning into habits because most of the time, I just … Continue reading a practice 2.23.2015
It's midwinter here in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. When I look up the definition of midwinter, it's the winter solstice. But I feel like it's the middle of winter right now - halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. The daylight hours are getting longer, the sun is shining higher, but it's still very … Continue reading midwinter 2.9.2015
My January intentions were to keep it simple and basic: 1. Draw every day. Done. "Draw" includes sketching and painting. 2. Exercise every day. Done. Airports are a fine place to walk! And in beautiful Portland, Oregon, I could walk and walk and walk and... 3. Yoga twice a week. I didn't meet this goal … Continue reading february intentions 2.2.2015
I've been in Portland, Oregon for one week. What a delightful change in weather from the frigid, cold, white and gray of Madison, Wisconsin! Here in Portland, it's rained steady only two days in the past week, and the sun has been out for half- or full-time the other 5 days. Portlanders tell me it's … Continue reading moss 1.21.2015