Tag: illustration

Save your life first

I found this poem on the site of a botanical artist whom I admire. One of the reasons I am working to improve my art skills is to ‘save myself’. Many women in the past… and present, have been able to support… Read More

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

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

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

Egg plants in watercolor

My first attempt at egg plants in watercolor. It’s hard… watercolor is haarrrd! Perhaps one day I’ll look forget how hard it was but for today… it’s HARD!

Drawing tutorial videos

Looking for free art tutorial videos? The Northern Kentucky University has a great selection of free tutorial videos. I am still taking the watercolor tutorial I signed up for through, Mindy Lighthipe. I am also awaiting the start of her drawing class… Read More

Light box set up

How do you set up your light source for botanical illustration? Quite a bit of paper, ink and conversation has gone into proper light source set up. When i was taking classes at the Denver School of Botanical Illustration, there were a… Read More

Botanical Illustration

My first ever botanical watercolor.

Snail shell in graphite

Adult reading program at my library

Every year during winter, my local library holds an adult reading program. There is a themed mug every participant receives upon completion of the program. A record is kept of the books you read and that record goes into a drawing for… Read More