How a design class for quilters taught me an important lesson regarding advice-giving.
After a month of drawing orchids, I've decided it's time to focus on painting with watercolors. As soon as I had the idea, my inner perfectionist started making a list, convinced that I must study hard and learn everything there is to know about watercolors in order to do it right. Fortunately, I came across... Continue Reading →
My month of drawing orchids every day is over already! I drew 26 of the 28 days. I learned a lot from this challenge, but here are the five biggest lessons from Daily Orchids. Orchid and buds, study. Sketch by Kit Dunsmore My drawings aren't always as bad as I think they are at the... Continue Reading →
Back in 1999, I took a quilting class with Ruth B. McDowell to learn how to design pictorial pieced quilts. At the time, I was struggling to find a way to make representational quilts without using applique. While I learned what I hoped to in her class, making the quilt I designed taught me some... Continue Reading →
I want to get better at drawing. I can see scenes from the stories I write clearly and would love to illustrate them myself, but it takes a lot of skill and experience to draw from the imagination. The only way to get better at something is to do it regularly, to practice. Inspired by... Continue Reading →