|This has nothing to do with anything. I just thought is was pretty.|
I have created a variety of types of art. But in my wanderings, I always end up coming home to my first love, artist's pencils. The sparkle and excitement of paint and glitter call to me. But bringing life to a blank piece of paper with nothing but a simple pencil is what makes my heart sing. Somehow when I've drawn something I love, it feels as if a part of that subject is then in my heart in a way that cannot ever be removed. My passionate first and forever subject of choice is animals. I love them all -- domestic and wild. I strive to capture each one's unique personality and show it to the world.
|Just some of my pencils|
workshops. I first began teaching in my local community 14 years ago. I started with children and eventually grew up to adult classes. I have taught almost as many media as I have experimented with. But, as with my own art, I always return home to my pencils. I have taught many students my right-brained approach to drawing. And it has been a delight to watch them blossom and discover they could do something they thought they could not. I love watching the look on their faces as they begin to realize they are actually drawing. Last year I opened an online site called Creative Pencils where I teach online with a video format. That has been quite an adventure.
I began blogging when I had a shop on Etsy some years ago and it was suggested that it would be a good thing to do. Oh my! I had no clue what I was doing or what to say or what to do! But I stumbled in anyway. Through visiting other blogs and basically following what I saw in others, I found this to be an enjoyable place to be. I much prefer blog hopping to spending hours on other social media. When I visit blogs I feel I've spend time in someone's living room or had tea in their quaint gift shop. I hope my blog communicates that kind of warm atmosphere too. And, although I do brag on my students here, and I do show my work here, my blog has become much more than just a place to promote my business. It has become a place to visit friends and share my world.
I have 2 grown children. My son is a chef and my daughter is a sculpture artist. They are the delights of my life.
I have 2 cats and a Great Pyrenees who grace my home with warm snuggles, lots of laughter, and constant studio supervision.
Thank you for visiting me here today. I am giving away a prize! Fun, fun! And anyone can participate. I will hold a drawing on February 1, 2013 using the names of those that comment here. The winner will receive a Giclee fine art print of my Dancing Swan created with mixed media pencils. It is the image at the top of this post. It is 10" x 8" and will come ready for you to mat and frame as you wish to coordinate with your own personal decor.
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