Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Garden Doodling

A garden doodle to make you smile.
Sometimes I wish I could reach for the sky,
with my feet firmly rooted in the warm soil,
and twist and dance and bask in the sun,
and show my full glory to everyone I encounter.
I hope you will try to do the same today.

Monday, September 12, 2016

an evening with iPad art

I will be teaching:

iPad Art

Saturday, September 24, 6:30–9pm, artEAST, Issaquah, WA

Join me for a fun evening learning the basics of digital drawing on the iPad in a relaxed environment.  Bring a friend and spend the evening learning how fun and easy it is to create and manipulate art digitally.  We will have refreshments and lots to talk about.
This class is designed for beginners and traditional artists looking to expand their abilities while still having fun.  I will share work by other artists, demonstrate how to use this tool for preliminary sketches and changes to help your traditional art become even better, create with layers, show how to manipulate your painting into an entirely different piece of art using digital draw overs, replay some of my sketches from start to finish to show you the process, show you the difference between several apps, and finally we will draw on the "Brushes Redux" or "Brushes XP" app.




Friday, September 9, 2016

to fly or stay put

To fly or stay put...
Isn't that always the question?
This little bird is enjoying the scenery
but his mind is elsewhere-
up in the heavens soaring through clouds
and breathing in all the scenery down below.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Tea time Adventure with Global Talent Search Entry

Just finished this entry for Lilla Roger's Global Talent Search.
This year's theme was tea cups and I just had to interject some humor.
My cat makes an appearance and I suppose the young woman is a much younger version of me.
But I still feel that young.  
And of course I needed a thirsty crow.
My goal was to show the lighter side of tea.  
Tea can bring out the dreamer in us and take our imaginations on table top adventures. 
Yes it could happen...

Friday, July 22, 2016

Lille Rogers Make Art That Sells Bootcamp

5 months of Bootcamp is over.
What a wonderful fun ride!
I learned so much and enjoyed each assignment.
Now onto more classes,
some card designs, 
a show in the fall and one more week of teaching.

The above prompts included (from bottom right to top left):
-1920's coloring book
-lumberjack Christmas ornament
-female St. Francis
-Vicuna children's book illustration
-floral notebook cover