New Years 5×3’ Dream Painting in Progress

Digital Sketches on photo of 3×5′ Painting Making a vision board is part of New Years tradition and this year my small 12X12″ vision collage expanded into a 5×3′ dream painting. I use the Periscope to live stream and record the first couple hours of painting because the images changes quickly and it’s interesting to…

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Dragonfly, new moon and recent dreams

Photos of a found dragonfly and mysterious experience. ​​ Dream:  We climb to the top of the tower and get inside the sphere.it starts to rotate. One man mentioned the Christian’s who threatened to knock the tower over. We are worried. The kids appear. I and mom volunteered to swap our spots and let them…

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Thoughtless Sketching with Procreate

Sometimes I am uninspired. I try to draw but no theme emerges and the images feel thoughtless or random even if I do like them. This feeling does not worry me much anymore as the dull times come between big waves and its part of the creative flow. I don’t analyze it or judge it…

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Earth and Sky Origin Stories

The connection between what we think and how we see the world is something I think about. As an artist, my work is to play with different perspectives and find fresh ways of seeing the world. By looking back to the oldest stories, the stories/myths about the origin of the world, I get to play…

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Skeleton army in foreign land, dream and sketch

A skeleton army is approaching human settlement.   From tent we go into ancient fortress, but a ghost tells me it’s the skeleton army’s home base.    A small boy and his dog wander freely in the army, unnoticed. Why?   I escape with a few others to a fortress tower, abandoned by old civilization, in the…

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Sketching wild animals

Today I visited the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum to sketch wild animals. Drawing from life is a great activity and the museum is full of displays that are perfect for practicing drawing. Today I visited and sketched out the island fox, mountain lion and the bobcat.  While I was at the museum there were…

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Animal Pencil Sketch Inspiration – Birds at Rincon Beach

I love birds – and all animals really. They move and have a personality – something that makes drawing more challenging and fun. Sea birds – seagulls tend to come in flocks and are all over the coastline. I took my pencils and sketchbook to the beach and practiced drawing birds – also took photos…

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