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An art-behind-the-scenes post

It’s been a while since I did a behind the scenes art-in-progress post, so let’s do one now! A while ago I stumbled on this quote from poet/writer Lucille Clifton, which I loved and felt inspired by: What they call you is one thing. What you answer to is something else. I wrote it on a sticky note, forgot about it, found it weeks later and, one night, decided to play with it in my sketch book.… Read more

On art, and leaping, and pirate-assassins

As of July 22nd, I have sixteen original watercolor illustrations on exhibit in downtown Livermore. It’s exciting news and I want to tell you how it happened in a story that has everything – pirate-assassins, car crashes, dastardly deeds, heroism, and a sparkly emu named Jasper. Are you ready? Okay, let’s do this! Once upon a time (in early June), Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (a downtown business that regularly hosts shows to promote local artists) invited me to do a summer show.… Read more

Step-by-step: Just breathe

A couple of weeks ago I asked my subscribers what kinds of posts they’d like to see more of on my blog. I got lots of great suggestions, with posts about my process being the most requested. So today, a (hopefully) fun post for you. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of one of my Inkspirations coloring pages, including a mistake and do-over, which proves that I’m not infallible.… Read more
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