Chalk It Up

Before Thanksgiving, we went to North Carolina for my niece’s wedding. She had asked me if I would do a chalk design for her at the venue. Of course, I said I would. I did some research on Pinterest for wedding chalk boards to see what might be expected. I saw many different designs on sandwich boards and small chalk boards.

When I found out the venue the wedding would be at, I went to the website to see if they had any pictures of what the chalk board looked like. Um, yeah, there was no chalk board. There was

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100 Drawings - Week 9

My skin is craving the sun and my body wants to be outside, even though the temperatures have been cold in Boise. Our area, this winter, has been a sea of white (snow) and gray (sky/inversion), a monochromatic world.

But monochrome doesn’t have to be dreary. For lesson 9 in the online class, 100 Drawings, taught by Jane Davies, we once again explored monochromatic colors.

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100 Drawings - Week 8

The possibility of using anything and everything in creating art overwhelms me! In a few of the lessons for the online 100 Drawings workshop, we had some where there wasn’t much limitation on the media or content when working.

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100 Drawings - Week 7

Is that lime green or chartreuse? Avocado green or sage green? What is simply green to my husband may be grass green, pine green or olive green to me. With so many infinite possibilities in color, I like to be a little more specific when I can.

Exploring monochromatic color, specifically in stripes, was the goal of lesson 7 in Jane Davies’ 100 Drawings online workshop.

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100 Drawings - Week 6

Although the 100 Drawings online workshop I took from Jane Davies is long over, I still have some more of my results to share.

Week 6 was all about going overboard, aiming for maximum variety, like in lesson 4 but now with color.

When I read this lesson, I felt immediate overwhelm about the maximal variety of color, lines, shapes, patterns, etc. I wasn’t sure I was going to have fun with this one. And I didn’t really. (But I didn’t sign up for fun.)

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100 Drawings – Week 4

Tubes of paint, graphite crayons, splattered paper, pencils, pens, brushes, a container of water, papers and more. Somewhere under all of that is my drawing desk! It is getting messier and messier as the weeks of my 100 Drawings (with Jane Davies) online workshop continues.

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100 Drawings - Week 3

In week 3 of Jane Davies‘ 100 Drawings online workshop, we were to focus on shapes, exploring different ways to create them.

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100 Drawings - Week 1

Everyday I brush my teeth, comb my hair, get dressed, make meals and check my email. I would love it if I could work in my studio everyday! But I don’t always.

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