Not all of The Artist’s life is about drawing. She also goes out on little photo outings now and then. As the webmaster I can abuse my powers and post some of her shots I enjoy. Here are some unedited shots from a local orchid show the other day.

Wishing I had more time.

I find myself wishing I was putting pencil to pad all the time. I draw on my breaks, during my lunch, when I get home before my honey.

I decided I’m going to start taking commissions soon but I have to spend some time setting that up.


Practice makes perfect

We all know the saying. It’s mostly right. Which means sitting down with your art everyday. Most of the week I work in colored pencils but once a week I work on the iPad to throw my hat into the derby. Shirt.woot.com has a contest every week for T-shirt designs. It gives me a goal, a time frame, and a topic of someone else’s choosing.



Not always my best work but always good practice.

Multi Media Art

I used to really hate leaving a negative space to show light reflections on my pencil art. The white color pencil exists but, let’s face it, it won’t color over another color. Then I watched some videos of people drawing in 3d and noticed that they were using paint pens. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it but now my art has left the flat behind. It’s still a long way from 3d but it’s come a long way.