I mentioned in an earlier post that I will be teaching some local kids classes in July. The older kids, ages 11 - 15 will be working in pen and ink creating elaborate designs in black and white. I have been creating this kind of design since I was 13. So this class is a perfect age for it. We'll have lots of fun. This kind of "doodling" has become quite popular in recent years. But, actually it has been around for hundreds of years in various ancient art forms. My sister is a quilter and she says these kinds of designs are even used in quilting.
This is the beginning of a piece that has been in my head for a while. Finally I am getting it down on paper. There will be a surprise finish to it.
Remember this is the first day of Artful Gathering 2012. You still have a few days to sign up for classes. My Hopping Into Soft Pastels workshop is fun and anyone can do it, even if you've never drawn before. You'll be surprised and delighted with what you learn and accomplish.
I am an artist / instructor specializing in illustrative pencil art.
My art focuses on the delights of life, mostly on the relationship between children and animals. I teach online drawing lessons through a video format that allows interaction between the students and with the teacher.
I have been married to the Poet for over 30 years. He is a gem and we have 2 adult children who are artists in their own right.