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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 …

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 …

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

Before I say goodbye to the #ICAD2020 challenge, here’s what I created over those 61 days. I’ll admit, the format annoyed me. I didn’t like the texture of the index cards, and no amount of texturizing ground or gesso would …

#icad2020 59/61

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

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

#icad2020 56/61

#icad2020 — 56/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

This was fun! I used a paper towel to smoosh leftover black paint all over a card. I thought they looked like black roses. But I love color, so I then cut …

#icad2020 54/61

#icad2020 — 54/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

Just one week left of this challenge! I have tons of thoughts about what I want to work on when this is all over. Plus, I have online classes lined up to …

#icad2020 53/61

#icad2020 — 53/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

I doodled on top of a “smoosh” card loaded with leftover gouache from my previous two paintings. I had the gouache in round wells and used a single paper towel, opening it …

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