Category Archives: the creative process

Today’s Paint Along

When my online tutor Alan Owen puts up a video of a scene sometimes I like to paint along without knowing exactly how it will end up. I usually fail to pause for drying as he does but this time … Continue reading

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From across the pond

My tiny crescent and rod pin. and flower pin which arrived a few days ago.

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Sunday Off

I had breakfast and then drove home the long way through Chatham, enjoying the sun even if it was in the teens. Felt warmer. Stopped for gas at the Stewarts in Chatham and cleaned my windshields and put the end … Continue reading

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The inner game

Forget shoulds and experience is. — W. Timothy Gallwey Great letter from Sara Genn about the inner game of art. Let your muscle memory do the technical heavy lifting. Think of your practiced, mastered skills as an insurance policy against … Continue reading

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Back to Work

There’s always a little pause after NaNoWriMo during which the desire to keep writing (even not at that pace) is overwhelmed by fatigue and the rushing stress that is December and the holidays. Some of that fatigue was also being … Continue reading

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