Self-Portrait

I’ve never enjoyed creating self-portraits. But, for some reason I just created one, and really enjoyed doing it! I was suddenly inspired by a weird painting I saw in the background of an episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. It was a framed painting of a woman standing next to her cat. In the episode … More Self-Portrait

Creating Tradition: Preserving Your Favorite Holiday Image

So for today’s Creating Exercise, I want you to take an image that resonates with you and paste into your sketchbook or on a loose piece of paper. Make a home for it. Mimic the strokes of the artist. Try to replicate the color palette. Add to the image on all sides, creating a larger world for it to reside in. Here it will be immortalized as opposed to being tossed in a dark box or sent to the recycling bin. … More Creating Tradition: Preserving Your Favorite Holiday Image