Finished!

A lot of my work happens without any conscious decision or direction. What I mean by this, is that I do not always begin with a clear concept or idea in mind. ┬áBut rather the process begins as a doodling exercise, or in an effort to clear my thoughts and mentally change gears. As I … Continue reading Finished!

What Do You See?

In today's world technology moves so quickly that most of us struggle to keep up with its infinite boundaries. I will argue that the connection between the artist, their canvas and media of choice is irreplaceable. I am not dismissive of the benefits and productivity that technology affords an artist. The challenge of manipulating a … Continue reading What Do You See?

Let’s Throw Some Art In…

In between emptying boxes or totes, I pulled out my iPad,and Apple Pencil. I was feeling a creative vibe and wanted to nurture it, despite all the chaos that is currently surrounding me. I mean that in the most literal sense!  Totally off subject: You know, I've purged once already when we were packing to … Continue reading Let’s Throw Some Art In…

Sunflowers; Crazed with the love of light

How did it get to be August so quickly? My summer feels like it has passed very quickly, almost a blur at times. The last three months have brought on a lot of change for my view from 1502. Most times I feel like I am still catching my breath, and hang on while my life clicks along, like … Continue reading Sunflowers; Crazed with the love of light

What to Leave in, What to Leave Out

I am working on this blog post and struggling to come up with words to write, and I am also listening to music. Bob Segar's, Running Against the Wind, starts...and that makes me think about the album cover (for those of you who don't know what an album cover is, it is the old school protective jacket … Continue reading What to Leave in, What to Leave Out

Peace & A Pink Peony….

I told you there was another one in progress...and here it is!Happy Friday & Peace,Valerie If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.~Doug Larson Author of A Hitchhikers Guide

Its A Series, Right…?

If there are at least two and one more in progress, then, it is a series, right??I am creating these images in the Autodesk Sketchbook App on my iPad Pro, using my apple pencil. I am very pleased with the ease of use and features of this program. The floral designs are very different from my usual style … Continue reading Its A Series, Right…?

Bloom and Grow…

Happy Friday!(I think I am addicted to my Apple Pencil and not quite sure whether to ask for help or celebrate the fact. :)Before we moved, one of my job responsibilities was to submit a weekly report to the boss.  He had just taken office in January and used this exercise as a tool to learn … Continue reading Bloom and Grow…