What I’ve learned about drawing through doodles

Practice and experimenting – what I’ve learned about drawing through doodles is the same stuff I’d learn drawing realistic stuff. Drawing: a picture or diagram made with a pencil, pen, or crayon rather than paint. a graphic representation by lines of an object or idea. So drawing is making marks and lines without using paintContinue reading “What I’ve learned about drawing through doodles”

Drawing – is it really necessary to the creative process?

When I tell someone I’m a creative coach the majority of replies is about not being able to draw. So I am asking, drawing – is it really necessary to the creative process? My creative style and authentic voice is all about colors and textures. I don’t do realism if I can help it. IContinue reading “Drawing – is it really necessary to the creative process?”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Artful Experiements that helped me grow

Today is the last day of the create every day challenge. Time has flown by and I have a lot of artful experiments that helped me to grow as an artist. I have not considered myself too good at drawing, but I forced myself past my own mental blocks to explore. The mental blocks IContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Artful Experiements that helped me grow”

30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Making My Sketchbook Friendly

I’ve decided to use my sketchbook instead of just keeping for those “special” times I want to draw. In the last few days of the challenge I have decided to make my sketchbook friendly. It’s so easy to save our supplies for that “special” project or the sketchbook for the time we’re better at drawing.Continue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Making My Sketchbook Friendly”

30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Water Color Learning Curve.

I’m in the middle of the process with this water color painting. This is the base for subtracting some paint and adding some more paint. I took time away from the computer this weekend and spread out my paints. I’m going to be spending time alone on the weekends now as the hunting season hasContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Water Color Learning Curve.”

30 day Create Every Day – Adding Color to Doodles

Adding Color to doodles           Last night I decided to get out my colored pencils and see how some color would look. My sketchbook is all about experimenting so I wasn’t worried if I “wrecked” my doodle. I don’t use colored pencils that much so I just played. I found outContinue reading “30 day Create Every Day – Adding Color to Doodles”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Day 11 and Doodle Love

Doodle love – I’ve never really had this before. I’m really loving what I’m drawing and I’m seeing that I’m good. Great drawings has never been how I would describe my art because I don’t draw perspective or faces so I automatically decided I can’t draw. What I’ve discovered is that I just draw stuffContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Day 11 and Doodle Love”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – UUGGG no steam today.

My body is out of steam and out of energy. I don’t really know why. It seems I have one really energy filled day and then a couple where I fight to do anything productive. On a day like today gentle yoga and meditation to prioritize what I need to do. Today I will doContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – UUGGG no steam today.”

30 day Create Every Day Challenge Day 5

The 3rd layer of a wall mural of marble I’m learning that when I do art every day, my life is much more satisfying. My day job this week is to paint a mural for a Reiki healer here in Madison Rene Christesen in her studio, facebook.com/ChannelsReiki. One of the most satisfy parts of beingContinue reading “30 day Create Every Day Challenge Day 5”

Day 4 Create Every Day – Step by Step

Coloring is a fun way to start remembering your creative voice. I fully understand that’s it’s very easy for me to say – “Hey, do my 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge”  because I grew up with artistic parents and I have chosen to be an artist myself. I’m comfortable following my intuition in myContinue reading “Day 4 Create Every Day – Step by Step”