What do we do with mushrooms?

Just because I love botanical art does not mean I am a botanist. The Denver School of Botanical Art offers a class on Botany for the Botanical Artist because few botanical artists know anything about plants. Imagine my surprise when the other day I was looking at another botanical artist's website and read something she … Continue reading What do we do with mushrooms?

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W.I.P Illuminated Alphabet

It used to bother me in school when my teachers would insist that I show them my work. I tend to work more intuitively. It's hard to show your work when you did not start out with a plan. Now that I am an artist, I don't like it when other artists do not 'show … Continue reading W.I.P Illuminated Alphabet

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 3 dimensional appearance. There are rough edges, smooth surfaces, dips & rises to … Continue reading Items of interest

American history and poetry

I am an advocate of reading. I believe it is never too late to give yourself what you were denied, by your hand or someone else's, while you were growing up. I have been puttering away reading the great American classics. This endeavor was interrupted by a couple of art classes I took in the … Continue reading American history and poetry

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 live is more focused on athletics and outdoor sports than it tends to … Continue reading Illuminated Alphabet Workshop