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Thursday, December 31, 2015

sharpening pencils and a brief disclaimer on my posting habits

as always- a little slow on the uptake for me.
but in 2016 I apply for Social Security and in about 6 months- so June-ish- I may be caught up on bills and able to start saving and as a result I will have more time to devote to my blog and other pursuits.
in the meantime- sporadic blogging.

please enjoy this article by Thaneeya on sharpening pencils. quite enlightening actually.

http://www.art-is-fun.com/how-to-sharpen-a-colored-pencil


I guess you have to copy and paste it.
Maybe that's a New Years RE-solution for me: learn how to do technical stuff like linking to this page so you don't have to copy and paste.
If you work with pencils it's worth the Copy and Paste

Friday, November 27, 2015

TOTALLY Right Brain at work....

There I was, trying to do computer work and I got totally distracted.
NOT an unusual occurrence.
However, what was I distracted by?
The Left-Right brain illustrations.
I was Right Braining when I should have been Left Braining.
So instead of fighting it I just went with it, and I ended up deciding
to do a class on Illustrating the Left/Right Brain.
Should be fun.
Here are some of the ones I found on line.










I did these two a long time ago.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

COMBINING Colored Pencil and Watercolor Pencil CLASS- August 2015



ALL ARTWORK SHOWN IS BY PREVIOUS STUDENTS

Class at Keizer Art Gallery
Old Schoolhouse
Chemewa Rd.
Keizer, Oregon
503-390-3010




COMBINING YOUR PENCILS: COLOR PENCIL AND WATERCOLOR PENCIL
Saturday, Aug. 15th, 12:30 to 3:30 pm
Learn how to combine your pencils to achieve a rich deep color result- using the spontaneity of watercolor pencils and the control of colored pencils.
We will do some exercises first to familiarize ourselves with color combination results, and then complete a painting of some lovely live flowers.
KAA has pencils for you to use, but bring yours if you have them. $5.00 fee for paper provided by instructor.
$35 plus $5.00 supply fee payable to the instructor.










Friday, June 12, 2015

Are you a Human Doing or a Human Being?

Are you a Human Doing? always busy? always doing something? feeling overwhelmed but still piling things on your metaphorical plate?
or
Are you a Human Being? remembering to stop and smell those roses? play with your kids? (no you can't keep checking your phone while you're playing)
oft times, being in the moment and not in the past or future? now. be here now.

I'm trying.
Begin Being.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Broken camera

My camera has been broken for awhile now.
Can't afford to get it fixed.
Can't afford a new one.
I have not given up on the blog.....

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Exploring Colored Pencil Class Coming UP

I am giving an Exploring Colored Pencil Workshop - two consecutive Saturdays - Feb. 21 and Feb. 28 10:30am-3:30pm (bring something to eat) at McMinnville Oregon- sign up at Currents Gallery- 503-435-1316       532 Ne 3rd St    McMinnville, OR

EXPAND your Skills
EXPLORE the Possibilities
EXCEED your
EXPECTATIONS

All work shown here is by previous Colored Pencil Students