(15lbs left to go for my weight goal. Each lost pound is hard earned!) “Don’t write through a migraine.” I find myself thinking this, even as a hundred new ideas barrel into me for the two pieces I’ll be focusing on come November: Sandcastles, and a novella that I sense will be about a ghost … Continue reading Telling the Whole Story
First I learned how to paint flowers; then I learned the basics for painting birds. Combined, they resulted in something with which I am so happy that I signed it.
We can achieve what we want, if only we put in the time and effort. Is there something you’ve always wanted to do or be? Trust me—you can do anything if you’re willing to be humble and learn.
Those tutorials on Youtube and Pinterest have helped me grow as an artist, but they also caused me to fall into the comparison trap.
accident. The tip of the pencil broke off while you were using it? An inconvenience, for sure. Need to fetch clean water to dip your brush in? I’m so lazy.
If you’ve chosen to take up a hobby and feel pathetic with your attempts, remember we are like babies when we start out.
No year is without its opportunities to grieve and sympathize. Playing with color has shown me that we should not feel guilty for finding joy.
If I had to pick a word to savor in 2022, it would be slow. Does that sound odd to you? By slow I mean to pause and hear the silence—to stop measuring my life by what I have not done yet and what I mean to do—to read a book without caring about the … Continue reading My Resolution For 2022
A mouse would probably give its pumpkin whiskers, but this doodle is simple enough.
House After Rain, Mariella Hunt
I’ve been doing a bit of everything. I am participating in a challenge—100 days of drawing—and for some reason I really enjoy drawing animals. Here is an unusual blog post—a few glimpses into my sketchbook! Happy weekend! Mouse sheltering under a leaf! I don’t color all of them. Mouse is cold. He found a candle … Continue reading Excerpts From Sketchbook #1