Riveting Mission: From a County Fair to Alpaca Farm in Quest for Rug Hooking Success

The little five-year-olds were fearlessly bouncing pogo-stick-like on top of these horses. It was riveting.

Close-up of two dew drops on the leaves of pink zinnia blooms. The sky is a teal color. The sunlight sparkles through the water droplets.

How to Paint a Dew Drop in Watercolor

So, when someone asks you, “Dew you know how to paint a dew drop?”  Now you can say, “yes”!

Fibonacci intersecting nature and art

For me, the archetypical example of the intersection of art and science (and math) is the sequence of numbers commonly called the “Fibonacci numbers.” By definition it is the sum of the previous two numbers in a series. So, it gets started with 0 and 1, and then picks up speed. Next is 1, then […]


5 Questions to Think Like a Photographer

What are you trying to communicate? Where should the viewer to focus? What makes the image pop?


Traveling with My Schmincke Watercolor Paint and Feeling Happy

John Singer Sargent sawed his brush off, too. I presume it was for the reason I cited: sometimes you need to saw off a brush to fit in your pocket.


4 Essentials for Drawing

Techniques include drawing with fingers or charcoal, applying pigment with ‘brushes’ made of hair or moss, and blowing the pigment on a stencil …with, for instance, a hollow bone.


Rediscovering John Marin, American Watercolorist

He was ambidextrous & worked with brushes in either hand. The freshness of his work proved his restraint.