Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Back again!

Hello, hello! I'm not sure whether I've ever been away from my blog
 for so long as this last break, but it's good to be back!
It has been a tough winter, weather-wise, but a creative time for me.
I've been taking classes at a local studio called Create, and have hooked up
with a terrific instructor, Amy Ropple, and a very creative group of women.
Our last class together was called "Love Your Sketchbook",
which finished up earlier this month. We sketched, learned about perspective,
did some printmaking and collage, and had a great time together.

At our last class, we took an 'Ellen' inspired selfie of the group.
 The parrot is Amy's pet, Cairo,
who comes along to class some nights and is a great addition!

I had forgotten how much I loved to simply draw, and these are 
a few pages from my sketchbook.
Just for fun!

This last one is actually 3 pages deep.
The top page is the cats and windowsill,
the middle page is the window
and the bottom page is a photo from National Geographic
of albatross birds congregating on a beach.

Many of us have signed up for Amy's next class, which
starts later in April, called "Collage and Mixed Media".

As I said, I'm so glad to get back to my blog.
It is in its eighth year, and I love all the
blogging friends I've made through it over the years.
I'll try to post more often now -
still looking forward to Spring!!!

Hope you're having a great week!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

A Little Break

Dear Readers,

I'm taking a little break and doing some work on my blog.
I hope to be back soon with some fresh ideas 
and new work to share!

Just think - spring is on its way!!