Tag: Art

Wild flowers and giant puppies

I have been at my sister’s house lately taking care of the nephew’s giant puppy. My sister had to step out for a while which is why I was watching the dog. The dog was spayed on Friday last. You couldn’t tell… Read More

WWTTD:What Would Tasha Tudor Do?

From her clothes, to her home, the cats in sleeping in mixing bowls, her homespun and hand sewn clothes, etc. Tasha Tudor is my mentor (and Jessica Soward from Roots and Refuge helps me too!) of course, neither of these women know… Read More

Holy Martyr St. Phocas the gardener

Martyr Phocas the Gardener of Sinope Article reblogged from the OCA website. Commemorated on September 22 The Holy Martyr Phocas the Gardener came from the city of Sinope on the southern shore of the Black Sea. Having a small garden, he lived… Read More

Art, science & religion

I find it odd that so many people believe that you are either a scientist, an artist, or a Christian. It is easier, however, or people to believe a person would be an artist and a Christian before believing they are a… Read More

Onion in graphite pencil

My drawing wish list

After, Donald Trump won the presidency, I gave up on Facebook due to the nastiness being posted constantly. Who needs that? While on Facebook, I belonged to a great Botanical Illustration group. The work was amazing! These hardworking artists could draw anything… Read More

So many reds…

On the left you see the long purple streak. That is Quinacridone Violet. Ignore that. We are talking today about the three red lines on the right. From top to bottom there are; Pyrrol Scarlet by Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton Winsor Red,… Read More

Photography vs. botanical illustration

In this day and age of high tech imagery, it may seem odd to some that there are people such as I (and many, many others) who dedicate so much of their time and treasure to learning the fine art of botanical… Read More

Items of interest

I like to have spaces that contain favorite items. I think this will be fun to draw and I intend to do so soon. Observe the light on the form, the cast shadow, the highlights. It all contributes toward giving everything a… Read More

Illuminated Alphabet Workshop

Perhaps some day I will be proficient enough to create something so wondrous, but today is not that day. Yesterday, I participated in an Illuminated Alphabet workshop held at my temple in our dining hall. I’m hooked. The city in which I… Read More