Saturday, May 15, 2010

hand to brush...

In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

so I need to work on my heart...
I 'borrowed' this hand model from my son to use on my last painting 
and it gives me a chuckle holding this brush - 
so it may just live on my desk for a while...
wonder if he will notice?

Every artist dips his brush 
in his own soul
and paints his own nature 
into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher

I found this green floral frog at an antique store the 
other day 
and thought I could reinvent it as a pencil-brush holder...
and yessiree it works -
my art desk is very happy.

I have two kiddo art lesson to write about...
but so many photos to download...
and the sun is out.
Yes you heard me - the sun is out -
in all its blazing glory and the yard is calling to me 
and the lawn needs a makeover badly 
and the windows are screaming for a bath 
and we don't have a ladder that will work for that since we took out the deck.
So please forgive me and I will post the 
cutest kids' art next week
as after today the weather report shows lots of 
short vertical lines 
coming down from the sky... boo hoo.


  1. Just discovered your blog! I love it! AND is that a corgi you are holding? I have one named Heidi. She's my girl, since I have two boys. Can't wait to see what you post next. :)

  2. Such happy colors these paintings had!.My daughter goes to art school.She was doing a project and had to have her son with.He was allowed to paint also.Later the teacher evaluated her piece and was impressed at the childish brush as this is hard to do .He was 4 at the time.