Tips and Ideas for Filling a Sketchbook

Posted on Jun 13, 2018 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments

Below is a list of various topics/themes/prompts/medium explorations to try out in your sketchbook. Every Day Matters Challenges by Danny Gregory, Over 300 mini assignments for sketchbooking: https://dannygregorysblog.com/community/edm-challenges/, such as: 128 – Draw a view through a doorway from one interior room to another. 122 – Draw something where shade is a prominent part of the […]

Student Work: Sketchbook Boot Camp

Posted on Jul 1, 2017 in art, Blog, teaching | One Comment
Student Work: Sketchbook Boot Camp

We had a great time teaching at Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts for two weeks in June! This is our third year teaching workshops at Governor’s School, which takes place at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN for four weeks in June each summer. We were also visiting artists four years ago as […]

Sketchbook Boot Camp, Weeks 3-4, Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts at MTSU

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments

This post is for our students at Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts in the Sketchbook Boot Camp Class, weeks 3-4. Assignment 1: Hand-Bound Books and Hand-Crafted Memories We begin with a brief book-binding tutorial, where you will learn to create Pamphlet Stitch Books using either the 3 or 4 hole techniques. If you need […]

9 Years Later

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Blog, life | One Comment

9 years ago, Hurricane Katrina. And I started my Flickr stream.

Altered Book Sketchbook Project

Posted on Mar 21, 2014 in art | No Comments
Altered Book Sketchbook Project

It’s been a long time, folks. Teaching full-time, traveling, making art, living apart–I’m keeping busy. Yes, “living apart” fits in that list. Everything takes longer and costs more separately–cooking, washing up, running errands. There’s no backup. I’ve also been cheating on you, blog, with Instagram. Yes, we finally joined the 21st century with smart phones, […]

Exploring the Unknown: Two Lovely Articles on Art Learning and Practice

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 in art, life, rants | No Comments
Exploring the Unknown: Two Lovely Articles on Art Learning and Practice

I came upon links to two art articles on Facebook over the past week or so, posted upon the pages of Tim Dooley and Brian Hitselberger (scroll to the end for the links to the articles.) I kept them open in tabs all last week, awaiting a free moment of concentration to sit down and […]

Flocking to the Pump: New Mini Drawings

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 in art | No Comments
Flocking to the Pump: New Mini Drawings

Since January, I’ve been working on a new series of works called Flocking to the Pump. You can see the main works in the series in this earlier post, All of This Happened, More or Less. Four of them are currently on display in the 17th Annual No Dead Artists Juried Exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New […]

Recent Collaborations: Working on Working Together

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 in art | 4 Comments
Recent Collaborations: Working on Working Together

It’s been a long time since I have contributed to this blog aside from snarky comments for Hannah as she diligently keeps up with posting. Hannah says that’s OK because I’m busy ’cause I have a job; I say that’s me being lazy and handing the reigns over to my social media director (her). I’m […]

Recent Portrait Commissions: From Sketch to Completion

Posted on Sep 10, 2013 in art | 4 Comments
Recent Portrait Commissions: From Sketch to Completion

Well, folks, I’m still in immigration limbo. I’m supposed to be teaching over in the U.A.E. already, but there is some kind of hold up. I don’t know what. I’m still waiting to hear, as are my colleagues over there. So far as I know, I’m still going. I just don’t know when. In the […]

My First Zine: “Dear Google, What is the Cutest Puppy Ever?” And Other Drawings

Posted on Sep 8, 2013 in art, books | 3 Comments
My First Zine: “Dear Google, What is the Cutest Puppy Ever?” And Other Drawings

What do you do when you’re feeling sad and/or bored? Google search for cute animal pictures, of course! Inspired in part by stumbling across Kristyna Baczynski’s work,  those illustrators I was swooning over a few days ago, and the long stream of graphic novels I continue to check out from our public library’s fairly decent collection, […]