February hit hard and fast. Volleyball, indoor soccer, and karate started. A new set of work deadlines hit my desk. We broke snowfall records and I shoveled—oh, did I shovel. There were school concerts, school parties, work parties, and art parties (at which I sold my first painting). As I drove my daughter to a … Continue reading Digital Drawing
Books I expected to have some down time over the holidays, and I suppose I did. I managed to read two entire books. Celeste Ng's beautifully written Little Fires Everywhere. It is not the kind of book I normally read. Ng's writing is contemplative and literary. I've always had poor reading comprehension. ADD/ADHD runs in my … Continue reading January
It never fails that the holiday season is the busiest, most cram-packed time of the year. From projects that get rushed through before everyone leaves on vacation to the school Christmas concerts, parties, and family get-togethers. The shopping, the wrapping, the food-baking. In Michigan, this time of year also means snow, and lots of it, … Continue reading Holiday Greetings
Concentration. I brought my watercolors on the road while I traveled for work this week. I'm an early riser, and with the time difference I was up long before I needed to be. Painting was something to do in the quiet while I sipped coffee and waited for the day to begin.
Original water color painting. You're never alone when you read a book.
Experimental character development and sketching with ink and watercolor.
Excerpt: March in St. Ignace looked like God kicked over a bucket of gray paint and spilled it over the sun. Lake Huron was dark as root beer, and Amelia’s ears were so cold they burned. Dad picked up a black stone, shiny from the rain, and turned it in his hand. He stared at … Continue reading Storyboarding for Writing