Friday, October 28, 2011

Denver Art Trail Last Weekend -- they caught me weaving!

A photographer for our local weekly newspaper came by our stop on the Denver Art Trail last weekend and managed to catch me doing a little cardboard weaving. I don't think any of my woven items sold, but folks seemed to have a lot of questions about how they were made.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Sketchbook Challenge

Looking for a way to re-energize your art? Consider joining me in 2012 with The Sketchbook Challenge.
I will be one of the host artists for 2012. 

In January of 2011, Sue Bleiweiss and a group of other artists came together and started The Sketchbook Challenge as a way to encourage others to start working in a sketchbook, or revitalize their sketching, with the belief that keeping sketchbooks is extremely valuable to artists. 

While I have occasionally sketched, I’ve never done it in a disciplined way, and I took the Sketchbook Challenge last year and was doing great until my mom died in late January. But the sketching I did do this year convinced me that I would benefit from trying to sketch more often. In 2012, I’ll be working along with the other hosts; we will post themes for each month, and by posting their sketches in the Flickr group, participants put themselves in the running for substantial prizes.

Each day, there are posts that include lessons and insights by the host artists. I hope you’ll join me on this journey! Participating host artists for 2012 are:  

Jill Berry :  blog    /  sketchbook profile
Sue Bleiweiss :  blog  /    sketchbook profile
Pam Carriker  :  blog   /   sketchbook profile
Jane Davies  :  blog    /  sketchbook profile
Jamie Fingal blog    /  sketchbook profile
Leslie Tucker Jenison  :  blog   /   sketchbook profile
Lyric Kinard
blog   /   sketchbook profile
Susan Brubaker Knapp blog   /   sketchbook profile
Jane LaFazio blog    /  sketchbook profile
Kelli Nina Perkins :  blog  /    sketchbook profile
Carol Sloan :  blog   /   sketchbook profile
Susan Sorrell :  blog  /    sketchbook profile
Diana Trout :  blog    /  sketchbook profile
Laura Cater Woods :  blog   /   sketchbook profile