You may have seen some of LordvonSchmitt's art clothing elsewhere on social media, but when I found out you could actually own one of his afghans-turned-into-an-outfit, I had to share with everyone. Originally a knitter, LordvonSchmitt realized he could make things faster if he started with afghans from thrift stores. He cuts and sews... Continue Reading →
Inktober ends today and I'm glad I took the challenge. I learned some things about myself and building habits, things I already knew (but forgot) because I read about them in Gretchen Rubin's book Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits — to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build... Continue Reading →
I have kept up with daily drawing in ink despite some busy times and poor health. Having decided what to draw ahead of time has really helped. I'm getting better at hands. I also did a tiny drawing of Dory that I liked, although it's hard to tell what it is: I can't believe October... Continue Reading →
The second week of Inktober has come and gone and I am keeping up with my goals so far. The two things that have helped the most: allowing myself to doodle if I want, and deciding ahead of time what I might draw. The thing that is making it hardest? Knowing that I will be posting... Continue Reading →
I put together today's fantasy art collage several years ago, using a reproduction of a painting made by Francesco Hayez in 1859. I must have been in a pessimistic mood, because the sweet painting, called The Kiss, could be an illustration from a medieval fantasy romance story. Maybe I was predicting future trouble for the lovers.