Monday, December 24, 2012

Use your hands.

"It is a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands. Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift which is our hands. If the craze for machinery methods continues, it is highly likely that a time will come when we shall be so incapacitated and weak that we shall begin to curse ourselves for having forgotten the use of the living machines given to us by God."

Mahathma Ghandi

Friday, December 7, 2012

Drawing Notes Dec. '12

The end of the semester is a little too intense for much drawing but here are some from my last few notes...

Henri says that this means its a Fact.

One Love.

For all of you theater buffs... 

Very large art donor... 

Old woman's face. (No, Jim, I didn't trace it.)

Painting the night sky... (2nd version. Inspired by you, Abigail.)

Wobbly cup (and some pertinent info about boards of directors) 

Saturday, December 1, 2012


Networking is essential to successful and satisfying work, especially for artists. Artists are often of the mindset that they are islands, plagued with the difficult task of doing it all themselves.

While self motivation and alone time with your craft are essential, collaboration and networking seem to be underrated in the minds of individual artists. Done right, networking can boost not hurt your artwork and mind set. In the words of Bill Withers, we all need someone to lean on. Help, encourage, and love and ask for it too. It may not shape up the way you expected, but great things are born from those situations.

This is a short but helpful article on networking. She focuses on women, but the basics are true for all.