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Connecting to art as a child The National Museum in Washington DC is expansive, room after room meant for exhibitions, and when you are a 12- year’s old child, it is enormous. For me as a young girl from Ohio, … Read More
Steps to Relieve Creative Block First, I admit that I am not on my game. I lower my expectations, and maybe I won’t tackle that 18 x 24 painting, or the detail inside the flower that I want to get … Read More
Winnie Tataw – Guest Blogger Hello everyone, my name is Winnie Tataw. I am a two-time published author. And the third book of my fantasy series The Gods Scion will be out for sale this December. Now if you read … Read More
There’s a story behind one of my favorite questions, “Can I paint your photo?” It was an extremely bad day at work, one of those days with a lot of pressure and not enough time, when I got a text … Read More
When I paint, I want to paint beautiful things. When I went to art school, beautiful art was characterized as decorative art and excluded from contemporary art. I don’t think that is true anymore. There are so many women artists … Read More
What if there is a relatively inexpensive practice, which only takes a few minutes once you understand what you need to do and the purpose behind it, but whose reward is a sense of welling being not just for yourself, … Read More
Connecting with childhood friends can be interesting… yes, very interesting, especially when you are an artist and you discover that old friend of yours is too. Since 2003, Annette Kennedy has been creating pictorial art quilts that incorporate hand-dyed, painted, … Read More
Sarah likes to keep it simple. She has been making quilts for Project Linus, for several years. Her designs aren’t elaborate, but Sarah takes her time to think about her choice of fabric and the colors with which she can … Read More
Watercolor Toilet Paper Art I started to write this a month ago and it was put to the side as I shifted gears and made face masks. Two of my sisters keep asking me where is it? So, here is … Read More
I aspire to write about art, artists, and exhibitions, among other things. When I heard Kim Collins speak at North Haven Garden Center in Dallas Texas on Saturday June 8th I decided to begin. Her work was part of the … Read More
Everyone loves a garden, and for those of us who love to put our hands in the dirt, a garden center. Located on nine acres down a quiet suburban street in North Dallas, the North Haven Garden Center includes a … Read More
I was posting a few of my Sky Series watercolors on my Instagram feed when my sister sent me a message. Margaret asked if I would create an art print from a particular sun set using a quote from C. … Read More
First thing Saturday morning I look to see a very sweet Etsy order pop up on my phone. It is for a set of three watercolor prints. I woke up to happy. When you are starting a little art business … Read More
I always wanted to design cards. I get to sometimes in my work as a graphic designer. It is my favorite part of my job. You have to start some time today is the day.
I admit to investing in individual stocks. More shocking I do it on my own, buying what I like. I bought Martha Stewart and I wish I bought more. I bought low and she has performed well for me, more … Read More
Looking back at 2014 I am grateful to God for showing me His favor, mercy and grace. Many cool things have transpired this year; trips to West Texas to see my special friend, a trip to Ohio for my parents … Read More
Someone recently asked someone I know well, that question. This blog in no real way answers that. I just feel chatty tonight. This week the company I work for launched its new website, www.gomarquis.com. Well, maybe it was last week, it’s … Read More
Maundy Thursday I arrive early to church because I remember last time seats were filled before I got there. Still, this time I sit where I did last time, by a pillar on the end of a row towards the … Read More
I finished this painting this weekend. I started it several months ago. I probably paint once a week, some times more. This watercolor has been painted maybe twelve sessions. I really emphasize to my students to take your time and … Read More
As much as people love their pets, I love to paint them. I waited until after Christmas to post these because I gave them as a gift. They are watercolors, with a lot of watercolor pencil added to achieve detail. … Read More
I finally am finishing my new website. It is WordPress and will contain my portfolio, blog and art class information and sign up.