Sketchbook Bootcamp 2018 at TN Governor’s School for the Arts

Posted on Jun 22, 2018 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments
Sketchbook Bootcamp 2018 at TN Governor’s School for the Arts

Hey, guys! Thanks for taking our class! I will be uploading the images I took of your work from the Sketchbook Bootcamp Class ASAP, and I will share them here along with the scans Blake made of the collaborative books. I’ll also take some shots at the gallery opening tomorrow. Hope to see you all […]

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 […]

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, […]

Why Don’t You Draw A Picture? It’ll Last Longer! And Other Retorts in Part XIII of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink

Posted on Aug 30, 2013 in art | One Comment
Why Don’t You Draw A Picture? It’ll Last Longer! And Other Retorts in Part XIII of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink

This is a rather small update on my Facebook Profile Picture Drawing Project. I just made another post in the series the day before yesterday, and this is what I have finished since then (+ a few started in on the next page that isn’t completed yet.) This post also contains yet another image that, […]

Delayed Departure and a Tardy Part XII of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink

Posted on Aug 28, 2013 in art, life, online, rants | 2 Comments

I’ve been busily working on our Etsy shop these past couple of weeks. Blake has started back to school (as of Monday.) And I’m still waiting on clearance from the immigration department so that I can pick a departure date, purchase my plane tickets, and finish packing my bags for the United Arab Emirates. I […]

Travel Journal: New York City

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 in art, travel | One Comment

“Look at the donkey!” –Random Kid upon viewing this Alaska Moose at the Natural History Museum Blake and I have really had a whirlwind summer of traveling! We were just in New York the first week of this month, staying with our lovely friends the Prestons. We had the best time visiting galleries, exploring museums, […]

Part XI of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink

Posted on Aug 14, 2013 in art, online | 2 Comments

It’s been over a month! I can hardly believe it. We traveled to Chicago & Detroit and Colorado & Iowa, then I heard my good news that I’m moving to the United Arab Emirates to teach for a year, then we’ve been traveling some more! We visited some of my family and friends in Georgia […]

Part X of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink

Posted on Jul 12, 2013 in art, online | 3 Comments

I’ve broken the 300 mark (about 1/3 done on this project!). I got up early before work everyday this week to work on drawing the profile pictures of all of my Facebook friends, a project I set for myself earlier this summer. I realized in my last post that I was considerably behind schedule if […]