Rorschach Watercolor

Hello friends and welcome back. Sometimes I make art that I think about ahead of time, but sometimes that is too much pressure on my brain and I do something else that I like to call Rorschach water color. Its a weird name if you are unfamiliar with the idea, but the Rorschach test (some…

Self Portrait while Reading

I love reading, and I love art, and I love putting them together. Lots of artists feel the same way. Usually this year I have asked you to illustrate a story. Let’s do some art about….making art about reading! Selfie with book. The picture I have included here doesn’t really look that much like me,…

Let’s make a Bird Book!

One of my greatest joys in life is observing from nature. I love to sit on my porch and watch the squirrels play, or go into my backyard and observe a rabbit eating some plantain, or travel to another town or city to see buffalo or alpaca or any other animal. I thought this year…

The Ultimate Recycle

I want to share a story with you that I love. You can use it to make your art, or just listen and enjoy and draw something else you prefer. This is the story of Rumpelstiltskin and it was one of my favorites growing up. A lot of artists use cool materials you may not…

Book Self Portrait

Hello friends, and welcome back! Today, rather than make an illustration to one particular book, I want to show you some awesome book themed self portraits that my mom showed me that are done by “Bookstagrammer” Elizabeth Sagan. I love these images from My Modern Met, and I think you could easily make your own!…

Snow Life

Hello friends, welcome back. I got some good news yesterday, so I didn’t get my blog put out on time. I am going to have a little art show of my art work at Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center here in Richmond in March, so I was excited about that good news. I am sorry…

The Snow Queen

Welcome back, friends! I love playing in the snow. I love it so much that sometimes I just like to let it fall in great swaths from the trees on my head. The snow this week in Virginia made me wonder and think about snowy fairy tales. There are several to choose from, but I…

The Ugly Duckling: Illustration

The story of the ugly duckling is an awesome one in my opinion. If you are a person who has ever felt out of place or awkward or like you don’t fit in….this is the story for you. It is a story about a “duckling” that doesn’t fit in with the other ducklings, but eventually,…

Funky Fun Illustration: Little Red Riding Hood

Welcome friends to wonderful Wednesdays. I am so glad that you are here. I posted last week about the art materials we would be using for these classes together. This week I am using the inside of an Aldi pizza box, so it doesn’t have any food or oil on it, the pizza was in…

Wonderful Wednesdays for the rest of the School Year

Dear Art Friends, Thank you for allowing me this time to regroup as I got used to teaching from home, I certainly didn’t mean to leave you hanging for so long. We are all deep into school now, and at my school we have synchronous art lessons on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, which leaves…