Gotta catch up…

Hello all! I’m alive! And back to blogging! At least, that’s my story. First of all, thank you everyone for your lovely can kind words about my last post. In spite of the somewhat gloomy nature of that post, the last month (again, sorry) has been a good one. NaNoWriMo My main excuse for not

The camera got a workout

Back in September I wrote a post about a weekend down at the beach and promised to post photos of one of the adventures, a whale watching tour, “the next day.” Sincerely apologies. Life got away from me. To recap, on September 13, I went on a whale watching tour with Whale Research EcoExcursions, who

Around the Bend

My apologies for the “radio silence”. I truly intended to post the whale watching pictures the next day, but there are SO many that editing got me really bogged down. And then life happens, and all the plans go out the window. Today I returned from a brief but fun adventure in Bend, Oregon, where

Suspending secret

Artists have a secret. Well, maybe it’s not a secret, but it definitely something that non-artists might be surprised about. We have a lot of art. And that’s not including our own. The problem, of course, is that we tend to be a gregarious group that does things like enter shows, take workshops, and generally

esquisse

esquisse a first usually rough sketch (as of a picture or model of a statue) Some days, it just doesn’t come together. You do the work, you make the marks, you think the thoughts, and it’s just not there. Today was like that in life drawing. (Note: This week we drew a man, and this

Charette

A charette (pronounced “shuh-ret”) is an intense period of design activity. The word charette comes from the French word for “cart” or “chariot” and is sometimes spelled “charrette.” The term is thought to have originated in the 1800s at the famous Parisian art school, the École des Beaux Arts, when professors would circulate a cart,