Tuesday, August 27, 2013

An Artist is a Sketchbook

I hate to waste time! Whenever I know I'll be waiting, I try to be prepared to draw.  Watching the clock makes me anxious. When I'm in "right brain mode" I feel relaxed and time quickly melts away. On my recent art adventures to New York City, I knew there would be time to pass while en route and while waiting in the train station. I packed a couple of greeting cards as reference material and a little notebook and was good to go! These little hummingbirds kept me company and helped make the journey more fun and relaxed.

 "Draw everywhere and all the time.
An artist is a sketchbook
with a person attached."
~ Irwin Greenberg

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Summer of S A N D Y - 2 0 1 3

"Perseverance is not a long race;
it is many short races one after another."
~ Walter Elliott

Dancing Daisies

"Just picked it up, it is even more lovely than it looked online!  Thank you so much!" ~ Annette

The symbolism of the daisy is
friendship, loyalty, love, beauty
and perseverance.

It's The Summer of Sandy and I'll need the perseverance of the daisy. The next three months will be spent rebuilding websites, revamping my business plan and of course, painting.

Instead of continuing with my yearly tradition of Drawing Everyday this summer, I'm studying and re-learning Dreamweaver CS5.5 so I can totally rebuild my websites. I know it will be time well spent. The use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and advances in web technology have changed web design significantly over the past few years.

After much frustration trying to follow the Adobe, Lynda.com and CreativeLive Dreamweaver tutorials, I found this GREAT FREE DREAMWEAVER COURSE by TimothyTraining.net. There are 42 videos in the DW course and for an optional $29. I downloaded additional course materials and over 80 website templates!  If you are interested in exploring this further, here's the Introduction to Dreamweaver Tutorial. Whoa, what a deal!  I am in shock and in heaven. Now, with Timothy's easy to understand, expert step by step guidance, I know I can do this! I'm finally making headway!! Horray, Thank you Timothy! 

And thank you loyal DrawingEveryday / SketchingEveryday Fans for understanding. Perhaps I'll be back at DAILY DRAWING and blogging about it next summer! Check back here and on my art blog from time time over the summer. Because you never know ... because I never know ...  where the art spirit will lead me next! 

Have a great season and proclaim your summer now!

Check out my blog:
for Year Round News and Art!