Sunday, January 16, 2011


visitors from The Altered Page!  A view of my work space and the sketch books I've worked on is pictured on Seth Apter's blog today.  If you haven't visited his site, make sure you do and bookmark it for future reference because he always has wonderful projects and people to showcase.

My  own sketchbook project for this month was to finish the moleskin book that will be submitted to the ....."Sketchbook Project"....   I started within my comfort zone which was to pick up my paintbrush rather than a pencil but once I had a few painted pages I gradually pushed myself to sketch more.  If I had an unlimited amount of time to work on this one, I'd have added color to each page to unify the project but I'm just happy I have something to submit within the deadline this week.  My theme was "In Flight" and on several pages I quoted from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Robert Louis Stephenson.  A nice side benefit from working on a project with a deadline is the research that leads to pleasant discoveries, in this case, a beautiful work of poetry I otherwise may never have read.

Sunday, January 02, 2011


Well I'm sitting here thinking that I should be writing something profound for my first post of the new year, and that seems intimidating so I will simply post two links.  The first one is an inspiring rendition of
Auld Lang Syne by Sissel
and the second is a link to an artist's website that I've just discovered and want to share with you.
I'll put the link in the column to the left too.
Happy New Year everyone!