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Teaching Drawing: Why Demonstrate Different Media?

Above: Sakura Pigma BB (Bold Brush) Pen sketch of Dick sitting in the TV room, with purple washes of watercolor. (Orange is a Montana Marker—I didn’t put it together properly after refilling it, so it leaked.) In a 9 x 12 inch Fabriano Venezia journal. The Sakura Pigma BB is a felt-tipped brush pen, so […]

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My 2015 End-of-Year Evaluation and Wrap Up

Above: 11 x 15 inch sketch on cheap ("I'll fall apart if you put wet media on me like you're trying to do" Paper), with Pentel Pigment brush pen and Pentel Dye-based brush pen with water. Selfie, showing my painting shirt, sketched while standing before a mirror in the bathroom. I was sketching Dick on this […]

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Overcoming Resistance in Your Creative Life

Above: Selfie made looking in the bathroom mirror, sketching with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, on Nideggen (in a handmade journal that's about 7 1/2 inches square). (Text obscured for privacy.) Vertigo or not, I'm going to sketch every day. It keeps me tuned up for those days when I can really pull out all […]

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The Importance of Regular Self Evaluations in Our Creative Lives

Above: One of my goals this year has been to draw as many interesting noses, ears, and beards as I can. Even on days when I can't get out and draw people from life, I might stay up late and get some practice in, sketching from TV or from old photographs I've collected. (Sketch in […]

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End of Year Wrap Up—How Things Went in 2014

Above: Page spred from my 7.75 x 9.75 inch Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media paper soft-covered journal. A direct brush portrait of Dick using a regular watercolor brush and Daniel Smith watercolors. I thought when better to show some more sketches of Dick than in an end of year wrap up when one of my […]

Exercise and Journaling (or Creativity for that Matter): Setting a Goal for Change in 2014

This summer, after a print-making demonstration, a young woman approached me with a question. "Can you say something about how important exercise is, or its impact on creativity…" she stumbled in the forming of the question. "You said, it was in Ricë Freeman-Zachery's Creative Time and Space." Frankly I don't remember what all I talked […]

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Maxwell in the House: A Jack Russell Terrier Comes to Visit

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Let’s End the Year with Reflection, a Dog, and New Goals

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Roz Cycles through 2012, Finding Her Way Back to Balance

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Project Friday: Budgets—Time vs. Materials

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