Sketches

Tonight I drew the dog by hand and had so much fun I kept going and drew more. I’m sure drawing with computer tools would be more fun if I knew how to use them. One of these days I’ll probably learn. But I enjoy playing with shading and colors and differing the pressure of…

Sketch

Tonight I had some quiet time to myself so I listened to stories on NPR and sketched some things from my head. I have no idea how long it took, I wasn’t aware of my body at all. Half of my brain occupied itself listening to the words of the shorts while the other half…

210

What have I learned thus far 210 days into my creative venture? I should probably not wait until the end of the day to do something artistic because some days life kicks your ass and by the time evening rolls around you’re bush-whacked, sore, cranky and feeling more like opening a beer than a sketchbook.

My Dog

There’s something about this dog. She’s not the one I would have picked. Quinton actually chose her from the Humane Society. Or maybe she selected us. The first few months with her were rough, severe separation anxiety plus having a 2 and 4 year old running around the house, I seriously questioned the sanity of…

Quiet Moment

I’m sitting on the couch feeling crazy uninspired and oh so tired when I look around me and realize I’m surrounded by animals. There’s a puppy on the floor nosing a Kong around trying to get the treats out that I put in there to distract her from chewing the kids’ colored pencils. To my…

My Studio Space

My lack of being able to find my markers for last night got me inspired to begin the process of setting up my new studio space. I figure I’ll get things out enough that I can start working in there so I can observe where I intuitively reach for things. It’s a small step but…

Goofy Cat

I haven’t unpacked any of my art supplies yet. But the kids left out paper and markers when they went to bed so I pilfered theirs, which was an interesting challenge because there were very limited colors to choose from. I saw a cat on a magazine that I liked so I used it as…

Absurd Day

It’s ridiculous sometimes how much a person can fit into a day. Mine began at 3:30am when one of the cats knocked dishes off the kitchen counter making a fantastically loud noise. Then I tossed and turned until Quinn came in and crawled on top of me, face inches from mine, and chattered on until…

Face

Not much of artistic-vibe going on here lately. Although on some level I’m sure finding the best way to store things in nooks and crannies and hanging things on the walls could be construed as creative but I’ll not pick that today because perhaps I’ll need that tomorrow. This evening I took a photo of…