I’ve manage to stay more or less on track with the 29 Faces Art Challenge. It’s the 21st and I’ve done 19 faces so far. Here are my favorites from Days 13-19. I pretty excited! I think I’ll manage to complete the challenge. A definite sea change. What if I can commit to working onContinue reading “29 Faces Challenge: Highlights of Days 13-19”
I’m taking the 29 Faces Art Challenge put on by Ayla Art this year. We agree to draw or paint a face everyday in February with a bonus day. It can be a sketch or a full painting, journal page, etc. We then post to our blogs or to the Facebook group page. I wantedContinue reading “Taking the 29 Faces Art Challenge”
So glad to have a nice trip to Arizona to look forward to. This year I’m attending Artzona, a weekend gathering of artists from my mail art trading sites, ATCs for All and Illustrated ATCs. We’ll hang out, make and trade art, and make a lot of racket. A great way to escape the winterContinue reading “January: On my way to Artzona”
You should check out the portrait drawings gallery Sergey Gusev’s Visual Art Blog. These are beautifully rendered realistic pencil portraits.
Over the last few months I’ve been doing a lot of artist trading cards trades and suddenly it feels like my portrait drawings have definitely improved. These cards are the best I’ve done over the past few weeks. Pleased to have found them nice homes in Canada, Finland, and California. Thanks to all the newContinue reading “September-October ATC Round-up”
I was looking through Morguefile for some reference photos for a project and came across this photo of a pensive homeless man. I got out a brush and my india ink and had a wonderful time trying to capture the expression of the photo.
“I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” ~Walt Whitman
Who is this grumpy woman? It’s me! Only I’m really not grumpy. I’m just looking a little to intensely at my mirror. It doesn’t really look like the beginning of a celebration, does it? But it is. During my birthday month, I’m making a conscious effort to focus on the things I like about myselfContinue reading “Celebrating Myself in March”
Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) the legendary civil rights activist would have been 100 years old this year. While many people know of her role as catalyst of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and as an icon of the Civil Rights Movement, many people are not aware that her career as anContinue reading “African American History Month – Rosa Parks”
5.5″ x 8″ pen and markers In the past I’ve occasionally posted some drawings for Black History Month. Since it’s that time again, I thought it might be fun to revisit some old subjects. Back in 2010 I did a sketch of a young Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993), the firstContinue reading “Another Thurgood Marshall Sketch”