Monday, July 8, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
TRAVEL LIGHTLY & CARRY A BIG STABILO
When I was getting ready for a trip to NYC, I tried to thin down my art supplies to the smallest amount that could still give me lots of art fun.
I discovered that I can take a Stabilo MarksAll black pencil ( the numbers on the side are 8046) and one of the little brushes that you fill the barrel with water and I am good to go.
Here are a few quick sketches done with these supplies.
I used sketchbook paper, very lightweight , but still it stood up to the water that was needed to make the Stabilo reactivate in a watery fashion. Would be even better on watercolor paper.
I had a few colored pencils for added color pop. Prismacolor pencils, my favorite.
Perfect amount of small supplies for an airplane or a trip to the park.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Hello and Greetings from the Pink Palace. Right here is where I make the magic, do the art, and charm the cat Charles. I have lots of art irons in the fire but today I am concentrating on making sketches of the Black Madonna for a marvelous online class that I am taking from Shiloh Sophia McCloud. Yep, going to school while barefoot and eating burritos, that is my kind of class. I love the synchronicity that is happening with this class...I go to the library and find books for sale for a buck that are by an author we are discussing..I go to the grocery store and see a newspaper with a photo of Our Lady of Guadalupe and an article by the same author. I check out an artist, Alex Grey, that my son and his friends tell me reminds them of my work and I discover that he has written a book that speaks directly to me about making art. I am painting ,blogging, and saying "Open Sesame" to all those doors.