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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Orange Sunlit Flower

I love having flowers in the house, especially at this time of year. If anyone knows what this is, please tell me in the comments.

More Blue Abstracts, and thinking of Values

I’ve been doing a little watercoloring recently, for Mini View #2, which I’m working on now. I’m going to be photocopying it in black and white, so I’m interested to see how the values will reproduce. I know that I could use some practice on the topic of values. Here are some quotes I found […]

Individual Tree

Casey Klahn has recently started up a facebook painting challenge based on a photo that he posts. I have followed Casey’s blog for a number of years and I really appreciate his insight. I happened across his blog yesterday where he posted his latest photo, and I was really drawn to the image so I […]

Misty Sunday Morning

New Drawing Music: Lovisa Samuelsson

I recently came across this musician online and I really love her work. I have never emailed a musician until now, when I contacted her to inquire where to find her music to download. She is still working on her ep at the moment, but she was so kind to mail me a cd of […]

Bonus Sketchbook

I was recently browsing through a banker’s box of filled sketchbooks and I found a book that was never before used. It is an “art spiral” book by Maruman, landscape format, about 6.5 x 9 inches. I vaguely remember purchasing it a few years back, but I completely forgot about it and it was a […]

Icy Boundary

Embroidery Experiments

I come from a long line of expert designers and seamstresses and I’ve always felt sad that I haven’t taken on any of that knowledge myself. So, I have been doing some research and have started to do some of my own mending tasks. In particular, I’ve wanted to learn to embroider for a long […]


Sedum, dead and dried, left out for the birds.

2013 Art Goals

Welcome to 2013, my friends. Because of limited time and my chronic illness, I am going to be realistic about what I can do this coming year. Here are my goals: Work in a series as my main focus. I have already started this (my sunset paintings) and I’m looking forward to continuing with this […]