Saturday, August 30, 2008


tHE Goddess of Creativity is one of the 7 Gods of Happiness and the only women in the group. I was introduced to them by my friend Eileen who has a beautiful set given to her by her father. ... many years ago. I admired them and set out to find my own. She also gave me a set. You can SEE ALL THE entries by going up to the left hand corner of this blog and doing a "search this blog" for goddess.

Wikepedia explains them here:

Friday, August 29, 2008

Daily Painting 082908

A garden at the San Diego County Fair
2.5 x 3.5 inches

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


the chairs - where I went yesterday

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Daily Painting 082608

Crow Raven
2.5 x 3.5 inches
mixed media

Monday, August 25, 2008

2 boxes

I have been wanting to do this for a long time. Silly but true.

a decoupaged box for my tubes of watercolor paints and one for my socks without partners.

Daily Painting 082508

2.5 x 3.5 inches

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Georgia O'Keeffe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle

This is a page of sketches I did while at the Stieglitz Exhibit earlier this week.

Anne Brigman was a photographer. Her photographs showed the female nude in dramatic landscapes.

Pamela Coleman Smith was a watercolor artist and graphic designer. The exhibit showed a set of Tarot cards she designed and many book illustrations as well.

Alfred Stieglitz was a renowned photographer. He was married to Georgia O'Keeffe.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

EDM 184 Draw a bench

this is part of a bench for Everyday Matters #184 it was drawn while in Santa Barbara last week.

Balboa Park

This is a sketch done at Balboa Park from the Sculpture Court Cafe while waiting for the San Diego Museum of Art to open.

One of the photographers in the Stieglitz group exhibit was Gertrude Kasebier. She used a lot a white and manipulated her images to give them a painterly quality. Motherhood and family was the theme in a lot of her work.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

1000 Artist Journal Pages

I finally got my copy of 1000 Artist Journal Pages written by Dawn DeVries Sokol! Dawn was nice enough to include 4 of my journal pages.

If you want inspiration for journaling or just sketchbook drawing you will love this book. She also includes websites, blogs and contact information for each artist. Well done Dawn!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Vacation entries

I just got back from a short trip to Sequoias, Yosemite and Santa Barbara. These are a few sketchbook pages from my trip...

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Friday, August 08, 2008


We didn't have a model today so we drew Sadie and each other.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Generation Kill

Drawing while watching Generation Kill

Monday, August 04, 2008