Archive for June, 2009

One Scene Two Landscapes

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

When was the last time you studied the view out of your living room or kitchen or bedroom window? Studied this view more than once? Over several hours and seasons? Monet is one of the more well known artists to paint in a series a single scene. His most famous series is probably the more […]

June Full of Gems

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

June in the northern hemisphere is known for sun and blooms and a revelry of rich colors. Maybe not this year with all the rain and dark gloomy days, but even if the flowers are less than normally spectacular we can still look at the gemstones associated with this month. Yes, that is a plural. […]

The Subconscious at Play ~ Coloring for Good Mental Health

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Think back to when you were just a child. Maybe you liked to draw or color. You took crayon and hand and filled a page with all the glorious colors you had in your box. How did you feel? In the throes of creativity, you didn’t have to think about chores or assignments only about […]

Necklace Styles Intro

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

This week’s topic is necklace styles, which, unlike lengths, are not at all standardized.

Go Draw an Egg

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

The other day, one of my nephews interviewed me for his middle school art class assignment to research or interview a jewelry designer. One of his questions was, “Do you have to go to university to be an artist?” My answer was “no” and I explained why. But after he left this question got me […]