There is soooooo much to be thankful for: friends, making good memories & yummy food. We were invited to friends for Thanksgiving Turkey. It was the first time I experienced a turkey being sizzled into a deep vat of oil. It only took 30 minutes using a deep fryer! It was amazing. The food was just perfect! My husband took the picture of this turkey head -- boy, did we laugh! Hope you had a wonderful day of thanks as well!
I was so amazed when I finally used my pan pastels. Honestly, I felt a bit overwhelmed by them.... Thanks to Jane Davenport's book "Beautiful Faces," I was able to draw my own Nordic Girl and apply her techniques. Page 79 I love how soft and kind pan pastels are. A great look!!! Supplies 11 by 14 water color 140 pound Gesso Pastel pencils - color skin tone blending stump Parm Violet Prisma color pencil Matte spray fixative and Liquitex Matte Varnish acrylic paint of your c
"One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live with out belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying." - Joan of Arc "Go forward bravely, fear nothing, trust in God, all will be well." - Joan of Arc "Thank you to all the brave women who paved the way for us." - Donna Wilson Irwin I really enjoyed making this painting. For a long time, I wanted to make hair out of the alcoholic inks. I also enjoy the fact that
One of my passions is to host music in my community. I am a co-producer of the Belleville Roots Music Series in Newburyport, MA. It's always a blast to bring in some amazing acts and this past weekend did not disappoint. We had NRBQ (new rhythm and blues quartet) and, let me tell you, I wish I had one iota of their energy. They had the audience on their feet and blew everyone away with their talent!
WELCOME! I put this blog together with a dear friend to share my artwork and all that I am learning as I pursue my passion. My goal is to help inspire others to do what makes them happy and to sow creative seeds far and wide. I haven't gotten this far on my own - I've had incredible teachers, such as Jane Davenport and many others. I have traveled to Mexico City, North Carolina & Italy to study with Jane, whom I admire as a seasoned artist. (I admit it: I am an avid "Davenpee