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I’ve been Following Blogs

But it’s not as creepy and stalkerish as it sounds. Call me slow, but I just got around to finding out what’s up with the little widget on the left there called “Followers.” That’s the number of people who have listed my blog as one they follow. Right now that would be – not too […]

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Creating

Meet the Author of Mostly Metals

If you are close to Cape Coral, Florida on Saturday, September 27, plan to go to the grand opening of the AC Moore on Pine Island Road. There, you will get to meet my friend and editor as well as author Karin Buckingham who will be signing her book Mostly Metals and demonstrating a project […]

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Drawing

Derwent Graphitint Colored Pencil Lightfastness Test

Graphitint pencils – graphite with color – seem like a perfect marriage of the wonderful qualities of working with graphite pencils with the excitement of color. Granted, the colors are muted and complex but those are some of my favorite colors. Anyway, there I was all excited about them and then heard of a problem. […]

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Painting

More Birds! Watercolor Paintings Cardinals and Oriole

“Red”5×7Original WatercolorFor Sale: Etsy I just finished another set of birds with a pair of cardinals and an oriole. They are all posted on Etsy if you want to see “Red” and his mate “Little Red” as well as “Notorious” a northern oriole. I had the idea to make a mini demo of one of […]

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Drawing

Thoughts on Keeping an Artist’s Sketchbook

Do I keep a sketch book? Yes, but I’ll bet it’s not what you expect. There are as many lists and words as sketches. I use my journal for everything from notes on book and article ideas to sketches of people, places and things. Sometimes, I go for days without an entry and then other […]