Friday, April 27, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
I think I'm done with this one. This is Mi Chan. She was my mother-n-laws dearly beloved cat. She had quite a large and spunky personality! She even brought me a bird one time as a gift while visiting her in Tokyo. Sorry to the bird, but I totally understood the offering of friendship. One of her favorite activities was sleeping on the heated toilet seat in her home. I was glad to know her.
My husband gave me an iPad for my birthday. I have been trying to get used to using it and that includes having to learn new tools for uploading to this blog! Finally, I think I have it figured out. He also encouraged me to try using an app, called Paper, to experiment with during my figure drawing sessions. Here is the outcome of that. I enjoy the freedom of using such a simple app and the painting is cool. But I tend to draw bigger and I find the size of the screen is a bit small to work with. Perhaps if the stylus had more of a finer point it would be a bit easier for me to use. I like using the real paints, brushes and papers. This is perfect for making quick sketches while being out in places where it may be harder to take the real gear. Plus I think this is a great tool for sketching ideas while exploring the concept for new work. I am so blown away by technology.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
I have had this book for a few years and recently pulled it out again. I think I needed to revisit this issue. I highly recommend it to all creatives as a reference for gaining perspective when we get critical of ourselves and of our art. It is Art & Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland.