a pastel painting of the foliage on the drive out to Salt Mine, Arizona.
A step-by -step article on how to make an inexpensive portable art box for pastels.
learning to paint with pastels
A blast of an almost forgotten memory hit me as I was re-reading an old Art Doll Quarterly. The events are still so strange to me that I decided to share the story for your Halloween spooky-story month. This advertisement from Anima Designs popped up to surprise me at how baffled I still am, after… Continue reading The Mystery Of the Errant Fabric Pin
The Palatki Cultural Center is awesome! Les and I are interested in ancient ruins as well as artwork from any period of time. This place is rife with both and is located smack-dab in the middle of some of the most amazing red-rock scenery. It gets a HUGE thumbs up from us. OK, now that… Continue reading Visiting the Palatki Cultural Center
It's very early morning and I'm surfing the web again. I ran across a couple of REALLY fantastic paper mâché art pieces. I have to tell you, right off, that not one piece of art in this post is my own (I WISH!) I just wanted to share it with you because it is so… Continue reading Inspiring Paper Mâché
This past weekend Les and I went to Tucson to visit the Miniature Museum. Or more accurately, we went to The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. OMG! The museum exceeded all of our expectations. The main reason for our visit was to Oooh and Ahh over the dollhouse miniatures, but there was more, MUCH… Continue reading Sculptures on the Tips of Lead Pencils
Bold flower paintings are all around us these days, so I decided to jump on the fun wagon. It all started with my niece wanting a large painting above her bed. We searched all of the stores in her area and could find nothing that she could afford. The search wasn't wasted on me since… Continue reading Painting big bold flowers