Category Archives: Making Art & Being An Artist

Day 310 – Situational Awareness

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. – Martha Washington We all have a certain amount of situational awareness or (SA). I can predict […]

Day 303 – An Experiment

Every great inspiration is but an experiment. – Charles Ives Lately on Saturdays I’ve been creating a “Saturday Apple” – an apple that is pretty but simply painted and that doesn’t include any post. It was a bit of a compromise with Doug because I was spending a lot of time on the weekends on […]

Day Six – Lines & Checks

I’m posting a bit early for today – on my way to Maine this afternoon. I’m running around furiously pulling together all the necessary art supplies I’ll need.  I’m glad I’m going for a nice long visit because I have to check a bag anyway and vials of ink, tubes of paint and sharp scissors […]

Day Five – Still a life

My friend Sandy made a great suggestion on Sunday for an Art Apple.   She had just finished her 10th Race For The Cure in Denver – her first as someone living and surviving with breast cancer.  Although my blog is to highlight Ankylosing Spondylitis awareness, it is also to thank people who support anyone […]

Day Four – Mosaic

Wow – I was delusional as to how long this would take.  Four hundred pieces of quarter inch cut outs from magazines – what was I thinking?  Doug got home around 10pm and sweet wonderful man that he is started searching for colors for me.  The edges were the most difficult.  But, I love the […]

Day Two – Watercolor

Yea!  It’s day two and I got the watercolors out and dusted off. I love my watercolors and the pallet I use when I paint with them.  I had a wonderful teacher in college who I learned so much from and she showed me how to set up a watercolor pallet.  You squeeze out the […]