Monday, June 30, 2008


This was a perfect rock for an eagle head. I have blocked it in, and now I have to put the details in, when finished it will be my entry into the monthly contest. 4th of July theme. I would like to add something in his mouth, like an olive branch, flag...I haven't decided, today (June 30th). Is the last day to work on it and enter it.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

drawing day

Drawing Day 2008

Drawing Day - June 07, 2008
drop everything and draw
Drawing Day is a worldwide drawing event encouraging everyone to drop everything and draw for the sake of art. The Internet is an open canvas. Help us create 1 million drawings online this day and boost online art communities. (I just came upon this on drawspace, so I have to go check it out too to see what it is all about.)

I have to admit...I haven't had the courage of my convictions...(one of my favorite quotes). I want to draw, but yet I seem to be too busy, to do what I say I want to do....but that's going to change. I am going to get back to my lessons on if you haven't been to that site, check it out...wonderful *free* lessons from beginner to advanced. I think I have one more lesson before I advance into the intermediate section.

I went to the library and picked up four books on watercolor; The Zen of Creative Painting, interesting book, a second in a series, offers creative artists of all levels empowering guidance based on Zen principles. The first in the series, The Tao of Watercolor. I also picked up you can paint watercolors, and watercolor for the first time, and painting realistic watercolor textures. I have some watercolor postcard blanks, to try my first attempts on, and post in the future.