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Monday, November 28, 2011

Humming Birds

I just finished this drawing of a sweet humming bird for my birds and blooms series. They may be gone for the season, but this one is here to stay.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Mount & Flap
A great way to create a secure drawing surface and protect your work is to mount and flap your art. Learn how with this step-by-step tutorial.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Who needs Black Friday when you give gifts straight from your studio. Sorry for the glare. I didn't take the drawing out of the frame. It's not too late to get started on one of these yourself.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Egglplant Carrot Muffins

My husband grew eggplant this summer. We had a bumper crop so I was looking for creative ways to use the fruits of his labor. While I found plenty of people who questioned if eggplant could be used instead of zucchini in sweet quick bread, no one really had an answer. So I decided to experiment and came up with this yummy recipe.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Before and After

Portrait Class Wraps Up

Check out this dramatic before and after photo from my Learn to Draw Portraits class. I am utterly amazed at what these class participates have achieved in just 5 weeks! My daughter asked, “Mom what did you do with these people. It is like two different people drew this.”

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Getting Started - Colored Pencils

How to Choose a Colored Pencil Set

If you have ever thought about drawing with colored pencils, check my article on choosing a colored pencil set. From the unbelievable control to the vibrant colors, this medium is fascinating and a pure joy to work with. See for yourself!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Need Your Image Enlarged? Check this out!

I want to try my hand at a portrait quilt. Now the question is do I do a small art quilt or throw size quilt. Either way, I’ve found a great web site to create a block poster of your image. Check out Block Posters .Com
Check back to see a work in progress and find out which route I went.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Work In Progress

Here is a photo of work in progress. I'm working on this portrait of my daughter with my students in my Learn to Draw Class. Another class starts December 1st. Be sure to check back for another progress report. Have questions about drawing? Send me your questions, I'll do my best to answer them. I may even feature them in an upcoming blog.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Interview with Watercolorist Lin Frye
Whether you are an artist or simply admire them, you will enjoy this interview with watercolorist Lin Frye. Lin talks about her inspirations, selling her work and balancing life with creative pursuits.