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Just so you know I’m still here…

I broke a finger a couple of weeks ago, so it’s been challenging doing everything. Of course, my writing’s taken the biggest hit. Art I can manage, but I’m not feeling very motivated. An online class starts in a few …

Making myself “Art”–yes, it can be a verb!

After participating and flying through two art challenges that required that I produce something every single day, the moment they ended, so did my urge to create. Of course, I had my real job to rededicate myself to. However, after …

My First Oil Painting!

Sort of. I used Shiva oil pastel sticks. And it wasn’t easy.

I had to build layers, first rubbing on the sticks then using a brush dipped in Gamsol to move the paint where I wanted it. Then I let …

In the Flow Watercolor Reset

I took a break from painting after the two challenges I worked on (#icad2020 & #100dayproject). I thought about painting and what I want to do next. I’m still working on that list. However, I wasn’t committing to putting anything …

Doodling works on boredom, too…

Doodling works on boredom. Swear. Last night, I was bored with work, bored with TV. (Shhh, I know, but I watched the convention two days in a row already. I’ll catch the highlights on the news.) I wanted to paint …

Tackling Stress!

This past week, I had a book to write and upload by Friday. Plus, I had a book to finish editing for another author, and another author’s book to wrap up. I finished the first two efforts. Yesterday, after I …

Loose-ish Watercolor

After my two challenges ended, I took a break. I have so much on my plate as a writer/editor right now that I really didn’t figure I had the time. But a funny thing happens when you step away. You …

#icad2020 61/61 — The End!

#icad2020 — 61/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

It’s the last day of the challenge. I’m both relieved and sad. I truly preferred the #100daychallenge because I had more choices—size-wise, paper-wise. Both challenges, however, forced me to produce something every …

#icad2020 59/61

#icad2020 — 59/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

Done in gouache over watercolor. Two more cards to go!

#icad2020 57/61, plus…

#icad2020 — 57/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

Okay, so maybe I’m not the best at drawing animals…. This was taken from a photo of our goat Phil inside the goat pen. It’s done in pastels, which are hard to …

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