Landscape Pencil Sketch Inspiration – Rose Valley Hiking in Ojai, CA

If you take your sketchbook along on a hike then your sure to find a inspiration in the landscape. If your not able to go out and actually draw from life, a video might do the trick. I like to sketch and take video while out in nature, and then archive what I have on…

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#Painting flowers on glass

I’ve always been in love with the style of Morocco. Maybe it’s from watching Indiana Jones movies as a kid. Whatever the reason, I can’t get the patterns and play of light and shadow out of my mind. Recently I purchase some cheap glass paint and started painting on my sliding glass door. I really…

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Paper by FiftyThree – get the app!

Awesome! Everything you need to make beautiful sketches. Wish I could zoom or export at vector. Still… This iPad sketch app deserves the Apple award!

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April 2012 Events

Next month I’ll busy every weekend with 4 different local Santa Barbara outdoor events! I’m working on a photo stop installation to bring to events – using chalkboard signs I created to highlight each festival/date.   April 1st and 5th, Santa Barbara Arts and Craft Show @ the pier in Downtown SB (my mobile gallery)…

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Tara, a female Buddhist bodhisattva

My friend on Facebook had an image of Tara and it reminded me of some sketches I have been trying to work with – so I was inspired to start my own portrait of Tara tha female Buddhist bodhisattva – my own modern fusion version of various inspirational sources. Tara (Sanskrit: तारा, tārā) or Ārya…

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Polymer clay inspired adornments for the modern day nature goddess

Recently clay has become a fascination and with it the craft of body adornment making! Beads, necklaces, hair stuff, glasses holders, and bracelets… whatever sounds fun. The inspiration to work with clay came from this book: Art Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques My Ideas:   Working with new materials is fun – always a challenge and…

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