watercolor 1.10.2019

watercolor 1.10.2019

Last year, I took a 6-week watercolor class. Although I earned an art degree in college with an emphasis in painting, I didn't take watercolor or oil classes during my college years. I've dabbled in watercolor on my own, but thought it was time I learned some 'real' watercolor techniques. And that's why I took [...]

beach art 12.29.2016

beach art 12.29.2016

My sweetheart and I spent the first two weeks of December on the beach at beautiful Sanibel Island, Florida. Long walks on the ocean shore provided new beach art to view every day. I met the young artists of only a couple of works, both pre-teens. Here are some of my favorites! I took along [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]