One of my favorite Youtubers shared this (video below). While I do think there are *times* to try new things and dabble, I think I’ve felt relieved at axing the idea of trying to commit to everything all the time in my areas of interest! This is some great advice. I noticed something similar whenContinue reading “Grow Vertically”
Thoughts from the front line in the battle against entropy (journal entry 2018- republishing for a self reminder!) As a young mom and a pretty freshly minted keeper of my own home, I did the best I knew how. But there are things about keeping house beyond the chores that I wish I had understood.Continue reading “Keep It Simple, Sweetheart”
What’s up? I have these links in my pocket and I figure maybe I can just leave them here for other creators to use. Sometimes I need a free photo to make an image banner or to put a little visual interest on an article, or I want a certain resource to inspire a sketch,Continue reading “Free Image Resources”
Nikki recommends the Art Squirrel’s blog about digital art programs, ft Parrots. So many parrots.
Teach me to Draw! There is a lost vocabulary of drawing that it seems most art teaching has forgotten to formally impart any longer. I have a sense that this was more common practice in formal art schooling in some bygone era, since it seems to be common knowledge to a lot of old schoolContinue reading “THE AVDP Drawing Textbook”
I didn’t know these existed!!! As a frequent Krita user I’m very excited about these two *major* time savers. It’s not even so much the time they save as the peace of mind! In the first tip, he shows how you can set a save point to reopen a working set of tabs! This meansContinue reading “Tips and Tricks: Two Ways to Save Time in Krita”
We are stories begetting more stories, begetting more stories. Today a friend was writing some fiction with me and she bemoaned that we were coming to the end of the tale we had been developing over the past months. As I handed off part of the story for her to resolve, she said that itContinue reading “Stories Beget Stories”
Bobby Chiu shares a quick explanation of his experience between when knowledge in the specific field of art he was interested in was scarce, compared to the fire hose of today’s internet, with a hopeful note, not just a kids-these-days conclusion.
The following is an excerpt from a short story, in a book I set down and just picked up reading again. The period of the piece is during WWI. I found reading it was like suspending time through this comparison of sound— stillness vs activity. Yellow Leaves We weren’t expecting the noise. Could have hadContinue reading “Yellow Leaves”
Commission image for Exhausted Pigeon