spiral love 4.4.2015

spiral love 4.4.2015

Getting a chance a couple times a week now to draw and paint. The minutes and hours and days are less momentary and are beginning to have form. Less crazed and more calm. More space and breathing. I won't write my usual monthly review post, because there just isn't much to write about this month. [...]

a practice 2.23.2015

a practice 2.23.2015

I continue to practice several things that I think I can start calling "habits." For almost five months now, I've sketched or painted every day. I've exercised every day. I've practiced yoga and completed sets of squats twice a week. I feel like these are turning into habits because most of the time, I just [...]

valentines 2.16.2015

valentines 2.16.2015

I kept very busy last week, making four Valentines. I found the idea at Design Sponge. Each Valentine includes an envelope that I made out of heavier paper with a cut-out heart in the front.  A little booklet or "mini-zine" slides into the envelope, full of pen sentiments and watercolor drawings. The first photo below [...]

midwinter 2.9.2015

midwinter 2.9.2015

It's midwinter here in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.  When I look up the definition of midwinter, it's the winter solstice. But I feel like it's the middle of winter right now - halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. The daylight hours are getting longer, the sun is shining higher, but it's still very [...]

back home 1.27.2015

back home 1.27.2015

I've been home for 3 days, after being away for 10. I didn't draw every single day while on the road, but am pleased with what I did accomplish. I took pencils, colored pencils, paper, and my small watercolor set, and sat down (almost) each day to draw or paint. Drawing and painting helped me [...]