Making Lemonaide. Mixed medium on paper.

You’ve heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonaide.” In my world today, it’s more like, “When life gives you a really challenging first child, let the second one do whatever she wants.” To those of you who like to take parallel quotes literally, do yourself a favor and don’t reread what I… Continue reading Making Lemonaide. Mixed medium on paper.

Painting Fools

Tonight for Arts at the Aviary, we painted.   Patience volunteered to give a review of the evening’s activities… Ooo.  Me Like.  Color’s are ready. Here’s how you do it.  Brush in water. Brush in paint. Brush on paper.  Yup, like this.  Good job, Brian! Wait, is it upside down?  Hmmm. What do you think?  Let’s… Continue reading Painting Fools

The Abandoned Pigeon

Do you ever get that craving to do art? That longing to have a completed piece – a painting or drawing or something – that is yours? For me, this feeling is often inspired by seeing other people’s art, especially the whole process, as I’ve written about before. In the various places that we have… Continue reading The Abandoned Pigeon