Drawing and Painting on Your iPad . . .

It really is fun taking apart the workshop I spent a year putting together. That sounds very strange, I know, but all things change and the changes around here are actually causing the wind to blow. Or maybe that is just Spring in Santa Fe doing that? I decided some time back to take apart

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Begin Again. . .

There is so much to say. As you know, the change to Daylight Savings Time lights up my life in so many ways. And the first warmth of Spring causes my Corona clippers (a really good brand) to leap into my hands, which are now protected by Rose gardening gloves, and pushes me (quite literally)

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A Garden Collage – Tubac

This page was done 2/3 from memory, and 1/3 from a reference photo (the Red Yucca). On my last afternoon at the Tubac Country Inn, I sat on the veranda and quickly sketched a couple of little scenes along the adobe wall of the garden. I didn’t have time to finish and for some reason,

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Postcard from Tubac, Arizona

It went so slowly – and it went so quickly. And it was the best of times. We have just wrapped up our Tubac Art Journaling Retreat and NOBODY wanted to leave. It is Sunday morning in Room 2 here at the Tubac Country Inn and strangers inhabit the other rooms, something which feels, well

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New Book – iPad Photo Arts

Oh my. You never know where you are going with something. Two weeks ago, I began the process of updating one of the workbooks I wrote in 2012 for the Ipad Studio Workshop. One app had disappeared and another had some changes and I was just going to update the workbook as a part of

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Random Thoughts and Images . . .

Last week, I put away the Windex in the refrigerator. I think this may be a sign. I didn’t put the roll of paper towels in there, but still. Is anyone else feeling unplugged so far this year? I am always operating in overdrive, I am always overwhelmed (recent ponder: is anybody ever just plain

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iTangle Is Finally Here!!

My gosh . . . it’s finally finished. The first and only instruction book for tangling and doodling on your iPad. I am not a tangler nor a teacher of tangling. But I do know my way around the iPad pretty well (you’d think I should – after writing over 700 pages of iPad art

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Let There Be Light . . . and Other Stuff

Brushes . . . Sketch Journal Two has begun and the first thing we are doing is learning to draw and paint brushes – a favorite subject of mine always. I love drawing art supplies. This sample is a work in progress in which I am attempting to paint with watercolor on canvas. It’s not

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Creative Process, Part 4 – The Earth Paints

There is just no way to describe the sheer beauty of the Tucson Gem & Mineral show. The venues aren’t fancy or pretty (at least the ones I attend), but whether you are an “earthy” girl like me, or appreciate the “sparkly” side of things, the visual feast here is beyond imagining. And the best

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The Last Tomatoes . . .

One of the blogs I read regularly is the Susan Branch blog – not because I aspire to be as sweet as she is, or to become a domestic goddess, but because I love her watercolor illustration. And, there is something about living in someone else’s shoes for just a few minutes, that is refreshing.

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