“Perfect Math” – day 9 of California stay home 🏡

Perfect Math, 18×24 inch mixed media on brown paper. Every day I make art but now I’m counting days of the California stay at home order. Mt daily practice starts with setting up the supplies, preferably outside. Light a candle, put on inspiration music, maker apron, and stretch. It’s important to have a ritual at…

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Giving away cards for Mystic March

I’m giving away a set of my first edition card set. I’m including pastels too. Click to participate. Visit original odyssey for more info.

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What art supplies should I take on my trip to Italy?

I’ve been asking myself what art supplies to take on my trip to Italy. I’m going for about a week and my luggage is minimal. I remember that, in the past, I’ve enjoyed sketching people and buildings while traveling. People who are sleeping are best because they stay in one place long enough to draw.…

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Starting the special characters as people

I’ve ordered the clay to start building these 31 special characters that will be human and not mermaid-well maybe some mixing will happen! I’ve added a seahorse in 6 already. I’m inspired by the many athletes and the beautiful expressions the body can make. Clay tools I’m not a novice but I’m just getting into…

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Painting on Original odyssey cards

In Original Odyssey is a puzzle that when put together creates a map. It’s 20 cards that fit in five columns and four rows. The first time you assemble the map can be a challenge. A good starting project is to construct the map and then add your marks for the north, south, east, and…

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Stream of consciousness and creative ritual 

It’s not easy to dream big and hope for the impossible to become possible, but it’s the only way to really live. Expanding every day by making art and telling stories about all the places, people, family, friends, and creatures. Exploring new things makes the world turn upside down and inside out.  Overtime the changes…

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Drawing warm up exercise 

Walking in the neighborhood where I grew up today and feeling nostalgic and grateful for this season Creek. Playing with the water, watching the animals and insects. This photo taken on a bike path bridge today.  The warm up is easy and you don’t need much to do it. Substitute the materials to match what…

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Posters for mobile art studio in progress

The mobile art studio is taking shape! The details are taking shape and launch date is July 1st. These sketches were made on recycled brown paper and three layers of ink: black, white, and gold.

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