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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Recent Workshops, Part Two

This is the second part to this post, where I write about two separate one day (10 am – 4 pm) workshops I recently took. This workshop was on the subject of Matting and Framing. I learned a lot of valuable info, even though I would have liked some things about the class to be a […]

Thought for Today

Thought for today: take a breath. I am having a nice time making sketches and using my incentive spirometer, taking many breaks to walk around the house and not sit in one place too long. We’ve also got vegetable soup simmering on the stove smelling really nice. I updated my links page as well, so take a […]

Road to the Sea

Road to the Sea, colored pencil, 10″ x 8″ This month I’m posting my Virtual Paintout submission a bit later than I normally do. In fact, I almost skipped participating altogether because of a lot of other things I had going on this particular month with various classes and commitments. I’m glad I did it though, and I had fun making this […]

Inconvenient Interruptions

I was planning on going to my last painting class today and spending the rest of the day outside sketching. Unfortunately, my appendix had other plans.


This sketchbook page gives you some clues to a subject besides art that interests me quite a bit. (Hint: I take my nutrition seriously.) I got a lot done yesterday, both on the art front and the chore front. You will see the fruits of my labor later on this week. Have a nice Monday […]

Recent Workshops, Part One

I have a lot going on in my life right now, but I am pleased that I had a chance to take some art classes this year. I’ve already told you about the acrylic painting class that I’m taking, but I also signed up for a couple of Saturday workshops. Last week I took a […]


I barely turned on my computer all week, and I haven’t been doing much drawing because of the art classes that I’ve been taking. I know that I am making an investment in myself though, and already I feel that my knowledge has increased. Plus, I have been spending some time on the water, which has […]

The Point

Today I have something a little different for you — some Saturday morning cartoons, so to speak. These are clips from the movie The Point!, which was written by Harry Nilsson and narrated by Ringo Starr (other versions had different narrators). When I was a kid, my Yiayia recorded this movie from TV but the tape […]


It was pouring rain when I drew this (from a window). It was getting into the evening and the light was dimming, when all of the sudden the rain stopped and the sun came out. Everything turned a sort of golden color for about five minutes, then it promptly started pouring again. It reminded me […]

Backyard Vignette

I hope everyone is having both a relaxing and productive weekend. Continuing on with my pen and ink experiment, I sketched this yesterday while sitting in the backyard. The drawing is about 7 x 7 and I spent about forty minutes on it. I was trying to be looser and less rigid than I am […]