Monday, July 29, 2019

Spontaneity and Gesture

"I am motivated to find the essence of my subjects
through spontaneity and gesture.
Viewers can interpret as they wish... 
Thus they become more personally involved 
with what they see before them."
~ S. Flaig

#DrawingEveryday - 7-29-19 • Watercolor and Ink

Make It An Inspired And Productive Summer
Join me for 2019 sketching everyday! 
X ♥  O

Monday, July 15, 2019

Give Yourself A Chance

"If you give your Self a chance,
your Self will give you all the chances."
~ Yogi Bhajan

5 x 7" Pen & Ink with Alcohol Ink Sketch on Yupo

"When you let go of fear and resistance, a whole new world opens up. Opportunities for growth and enrichment are all around us. We have to be careful not to over think it,
rather just roll up our selves and dig in."
~Sandy Sandy

8 x 10" Pen & Ink with Alcohol Ink Sketch on Yupo
I'm really enjoying this technique and it's given me a brand new approach to SketchingEveryday.
I will be demonstrating this technique and others this coming weekend on July 21, from 11 -1:00,

Stay Inspired and Productive My Friends
Join me for a summer of sketching everyday! 
X ♥  O

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Become Who You Are!

"The person who has acquired the habit of study, 
for only one hour every day in twelve months, 
and who keeps to the one thing studied till it is mastered,
will be startled to see the progress made at the end of a year."
~E. G. Bulwer-Lytton

"One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more."
~ Washington Irving

7 Tips for a Productive Life
"1. Make a to-do list. ...Give yourself small rewards for completing big tasks. ...
2. Find ways to break up your workday (or night). ..
3. Avoid addictive time wasting activities. ..
4. Get as much done as early in the day as you can. ..
5. Tackle that really tough to-do first. ... 
6.Showcase your success. ...
7. Tell someone your goals."
~ Emma Chapman 

Stay Inspired and Productive My Friends
Join me for a summer of sketching everyday! 
X ♥  O

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Inspiration From Everyday Life

"The MOST important source of inspiration for painting
ideas is our own lives... and what we like the most."
~ Jack Dickerson

Look at this 36" live flower beauty Jerry saved from the trash and brought home
for me to photograph, sketch and paint!  

"One need not travel the world for inspiration.
If one is receptive it meets them half way, everyday."
~ Sandy Sandy

This Sketch is done in my Field Watercolor Journal from the photo I posted above.

"When you do a sketch from life or a photo, don't be
afraid to move things around, use your imagination
and employ some artistic license!" 
~ Sandy Sandy

  This is why people throw out fresh flower wreaths .... They just don't last 🤔 But, I made use of the best looking blooms of these short stemmed beauties and made up several bowl arrangements,
which I photographed and will draw and paint. 

"Opportunity is missed by many people because it is
dressed in overalls and looks like hard work."
~ Unknown

Keeping them safe from flower loving cats in the bathtub. 

Artists - Please feel free to use these as painting reference. 
Stay Inspired My Friends!
X ♥  O