Sketchbook Sunday: Coffee filter mandalas

I love coffee. So why not play with the accessories? I’m trying out art on coffee filters creating very “imperfect” mandalas. I love the way the thin filter paper soaks up markers. So far, I’ve been using colored pencil to fill in the spaces but I’ll try some watercolors next to see what happens. What […]

Sketchbook Sunday: Snow, no!

This work in my sketchbook expresses how I feel about the forecast for more snow just days after a previous storm. 🙂 I’m a southerner who has lived in New England for more than 25 years and yet I can’t seem to get used to freezing. Hmm. Shocking. I’m loving working with heavy black marker […]

Teaching, engaging the joy

When I create art, time disappears and I am transported to another place where I float above and beyond my day and relax into joyfulness. As an art instructor I want to share that feeling with students. It has been such a pleasure working with fellow explorers in class on projects in my “Playing with […]

Sketchbook Sunday: Coffee completes me

Has anyone seen that Weight Watchers commercial where Oprah yells, “I LOVE BREAD!”? Well, if I were in any commercial, I would yell, COFFEE! In fact, I say that at least once a day. I’m not me until I have it—especially during the weeks that are nonstop go, go, go. The week coming up is […]

Social media is storytelling

I’m a former newspaper journalist, currently a magazine editor, and an artist. So my work and creative play are about telling stories—in writing as well as in imagery. As I think about social media and continually explore it as part of the presentations I make to artists about using digital channels, I can clearly see […]

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