Category Archives: Art

Acceptance—Porridge Magazine

Though my poems weren’t accepted for the print magazine, two poems are going to be featured online at Porridge magazine. This makes for good hearing after such an intense week symptom-wise and medically-speaking. I will, of course, update you on the poems when they appear.

Wishing you wellness and creativity,

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Desk Rose (digital art)

Practicing with some workflow concepts—changing from paper to digital. I made a simple drawing of a rose and some sage leaves that I had on my desk. I liked the layout and the composition. I kept wanting to add more, but I made myself stop, realizing it was just enough.Continue Reading

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Reside Inside (digital drawing)

A quick draw to get in a creative mood for this new beginning of a year. I just picked what colors and themes that came natural. 30 minutes, and I’ve got something that makes me feel good, and helped me to step away from some anxiety I was feeling inside. (I’m sure that’s how that…Continue Reading

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Gesture Portraits 28-30

After struggling with eyes for so many sessions, I focused more on them today. I used some preliminary measurement lines. I could use more practice doing measurements in general, and I am scaling from photographs, which complicates the likeness, too. Flipping through the sketchbook, I am seeing progress, so I’m pleased. I’m only about quarter…Continue Reading

Gesture Portraits 19-27

Yes, I have continued working on Gesture Portraits. I decided I’m going to do them until the completion of my black sketchbook. I don’t know how many more that is, but it seems right that they should all be contained in the same book together. This morning, as I was in the middle of drawing,…Continue Reading

Gesture Portraits 10-18

Today, you get three days’ worth of drawings! I have been sticking to the practice, even though I haven’t posted. Two sessions were at night before bed and one session was today during the day. I’m still learning. I’m still violating my own guidelines (I have to stop doing that.) I wouldn’t say I’ve gotten…Continue Reading

Gesture Portraits 7-9

Continuing with gesture portraits today. Not as happy with the results today as I was yesterday, and I did tend to spend more time than I really wanted to with each of these. The average time was maybe a little less than 10 minutes, and should ideally be this level of competency (or better) in…Continue Reading

Gesture Portraits 1-6

In an effort to draw more, but keep my barrier of entry low (and the practice and line motion high) I decided I am going to do some gesture portraits. Gesture, for those who you who are unfamiliar with it, is this: (definition from wiki) A gesture drawing is a laying in of the action,…Continue Reading

Poem and Picture A Day: Day 1

My new challenge up until the beginning of the new year is to draw a small drawing, and write a small poem a day. There will be no quality-judgment on my part, just producing and seeing what I can come up with in tiny, 30-minute maximum work segments. Day One: Female Portrait and Dream PoemContinue Reading

Bloom & Encase: Art Therapy

I know I’ve been away from art for months now. I can’t seem to get my mind back to a sitting still place. Even though, I have been doing a lot of sitting still—just a restless, unproductive kind. I have been experiencing a lot of emotional stress, and some weird physical symptoms. A lot of…Continue Reading

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Moving Toward (design)

I was playing around with Photoshop, learning some skills, and came up with this. It seems like a very fitting theme for today, as I’m going to look at a motorcycle, and I’m doing some intense therapy / healing. This print, various other items, and a throw pillow, are all available at my Redbubble Shop.…Continue Reading

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Firmly Planted (mixed media)

Firmly Planted (mixed media)

There was a lovely portrait on the front of a recent National Geographic. So, I drew her (my hand work is terrible–need to work on that!) and added a potted plant, because I have been looking at a lot of Hope Gangloff lately, and it made me think of props in her wonderful portraits.Continue Reading

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Purple Iris (Digital)

Purple Iris (Digital)

I was looking through some photo albums a few days ago, and spotted this lovely picture of a dark purple wild iris. Using the new Cintiq I was given, I decided to try to draw it. Even though there are artistic liberties in this picture, I like it! The start of the image, working in…Continue Reading

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Cintiq + Reclining Iris (Drawing)

Cintiq + Reclining Iris (Drawing)

My awesome family bought me a Cintiq! It is the most loveliest, most beautiful, most responsive, happiness-generating piece of equipment I have ever had in my life. Cintiq is a drawing tool. It has a stylus and a pad, and easily enables drawing in digital format. So, instead of drawing with my Fujitsu, which I…Continue Reading

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