Last week, walking under a pier along a beach in Virginia by the Chesapeake I looked down and noticed a blanket of Gull footprints in the sand. Being a fan of textures and patterns, I thought this might be fun to try to print or draw. Drawing first! I used my black sketchbook and someContinue reading “Gull Print Drawings”
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Drawings – Seed Houses (part 2)
A few posts ago I showed some drawings I was doing on what I called “Seed People” and some “Seed Houses“. Here are a few more houses in two groups: one group on black paper, and one group that are more Seed neighborhoods than individual houses.
Drawings – Seed Houses (part 1 of 2)
A few posts ago I showed some drawings I was doing on what I called “Seed People”. Well, seed people need a place to live so here are some Seed Houses. On some of these you can see a ghost of the image from the other side of the paper, but I don’t think itContinue reading “Drawings – Seed Houses (part 1 of 2)”
Drawings – Seed People
Not long ago I mentioned that I like to sit and doodle. Many of my doodles recently have been these characters that I decided to call seed people. The thought of seeds kept coming into my mind – first from the word ‘Seed’ that I made during my lettering class then through a guided meditationContinue reading “Drawings – Seed People”
Harriet Goes Birding
Eager for the start of migration season, Harriet the Elegant ghost trades her opera glasses for a snazzy pair of binoculars.
Harriet’s Attempts to Cook Okra
Though she lived in the South for several years, Harriet the Elegant ghost never could quite figure out how to cook okra.
Drawings – Eras of Creation
There was scholar by the name of Marcus Borg whose focus for his many books was historical interpretations of sacred texts. An overall theme in a chapter of a recent book I read was how ancient communities explained where the world came from. Many of us are familiar with the Creation story from the firstContinue reading “Drawings – Eras of Creation”
Drawings – Ancient Figurines
I was searching for images in the public domain to show during a talk I was going to give on the element of shape in art. It dawned on me that the ‘go to’ is always paintings and I got to thinking that sculpture would be so much more fun for exploring shape. Many ofContinue reading “Drawings – Ancient Figurines”
Since I post so much from my sketchbooks I thought it might be worthwhile to talk about the types of books I have. As mentioned in other posts, I used to not be a sketchbook person. I thought this was odd given you always hear of artists keeping sketchbooks. But I would obsess over theContinue reading “My Sketchbooks”
Harriet is on Vacation
So for those of you who are used to seeing Harriet the Elegant Ghost posted at least once a week this is for you! Harriet has rented this space out (to me) for a time to raise money to go on new adventures as well as replace her string of pearls and opera glasses. AsContinue reading “Harriet is on Vacation”