January 16, 2020

Are we to judge? There are people who think it is not right to say a given piece of art is good or bad, it just is. Over the years I have made distinctions between art as good or bad, again and again. As a teacher that was my job in part, and I set very clear ground ru...

December 22, 2019

While scrolling through Instagram this morning I came across a post that I found absolutely stunning, that caught me up short, that left me thinking I wished I had said it. The author is Juliene Sinclair, a very creative, energetic young lady, artist and engineer, yes...

October 19, 2018

Recently, while I was discussing this idea of vocabulary peculiar to art, I realized it would be necessary to differentiate between the vocabulary we all had to learn in our elementary education that helped us build our communication skills and the kind of vocabulary t...

July 24, 2018

I am writing today because my daughter, who is a Blogger, told me how much she learned when she took up a challenge to write a blog a day for thirty days. I understood immediately because as a young artist I was challenged to draw everyday for the rest of my life, but...

July 1, 2018

First Thing 

I need to apologize for the absence of this blog for over a month. I was having a little difficulty sorting out management issues with the app I’m using, and at this point I think I have sorted things out, but then I became very ill with Ramsay Hunt Syndrom...

May 18, 2018

Getting “rusty” is a common problem even for old dogs like me. There is an easy solution and I have adopted a motto I found on an application I use often and that is “Do something everyday even if it sucks”. You don’t have to save it, but hold on to it long enough to d...

April 9, 2018

We all are artists (or would like to be).

Some are draftsmen (professionals).

A few are Masters (top income professionals, we all know their names).

Maybe 1 in 10,000 will still be remembered in fifty years.

That person will be the real artist.

So, what do we do?

Work with t...

April 9, 2018

I began to consider sharing my knowledge of art having started drawing and painting before I was eight years old, earning a Bachelors Degree in Art Education from the University of Arizona in 1978, then teaching high school art for six years in Arizona’s public schools...

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