First Faces

Finally Starting to Understand Faces

  I've been practicing and practicing and practicing and practicing drawing faces.  Boy, they are not easy!  I think I'm finally beginning to understand. This is the first one I've painted and I feel deserves to be shown to the world. I call him Wide Head!  🙂

Spring Springing in the Corner of Our Yard

On Being “Self-Taught”

  On this idea of being self-taught in my art adventures, I don’t think that’s really a thing, at least not for me. Disclaimer: I am an absolute newbie. Although I’ve made many different types of things all through my life, I just started learning to draw within the last year and to paint within … Continue reading On Being “Self-Taught”

First Flowers

Step Back and Find Beauty

  Sometimes we're so up close to a situation that all we can see are the flaws.  Even on a beautiful face, if you stand too close, you're likely to see pores and discolorations and tiny scars from who knows how long ago. But when you step back, when you put some distance between you … Continue reading Step Back and Find Beauty

Bursting Forth

Bursting Forth: Thank You, Pandemic

    I've had to convince myself, more than once, that it's OK to feel joy at how things turned out for me as a result of the pandemic. For a while there, I felt guilty and didn't want to say out loud that my life is better now than it's ever been.  After all, … Continue reading Bursting Forth: Thank You, Pandemic