Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fiona and Jasper

drawing 29

A drawing for a project I am working on...wish it could have come together more like I wanted but I can still edit it. I needed about twice the amount of time allotted, how do you even deal with that, people? Let me know if you find a solution to that problem...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Artists Portfolios for the Web.



CAW is offering my workshop Artists Portfolios for the Web Thursday evenings November 6-20th. All levels of skill welcome. From Weebly to Wordpress, Style Sheets, SEO, shops and portfolio book services. Bring images to scan, a flash drive or your own laptop. Get a site up and running this fall. 

Folded up dog

folded dogs

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Digital Drawign for iPad and Tablet at Creative Arts Workshop starts soon

I am teaching Digital Drawing for ipad and tablet. It starts Tuesday September 23rd at Creative Arts Workshop. We will be focusing on traditional drawing combined with layers and multiple source collage. We will draw and paint in the studio in CAW and have some outings to the Yale Art Gallery and around. You can learn more about the fall classes here:http://creativeartsworkshop.org/html/classes.html

Monday, September 8, 2014

Gillette Castle

Last week I visited Gillette Castle for an upcoming illustration project I am working on. It is going to be pretty exciting, since I will be collaborating with quite a few authors and illustrators. More details to come. In the meantime, I learned a lot about this eccentric place. I took lots of photos.

You can learn more about Gillette Castle here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gillette_Castle_State_Park

gillette castlesmall turtle

time for a new cassock

choirboy feet
choirboy

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Drawings for Artspace/Altspace

These are teeny tiny, but I kind of like that about them. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sasha

sasha

Recommended books on Drawing/Journaling/Cartooning/Comics

Basic Drawing Techniques 
Bernard Chaet The Art of Drawing
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain 
Nicolaides The Natural Way to Draw
Drawing: A Contemporary Approach by Claudia Betti, Teel Sale
Draw it with Your Eyes Closed: the art of the art assignment Paper Monument
Cartooning / Comics
Scott McCloud Making Comics
Scott McCloud Understanding Comics
Scott McCloud Reinventing Comics
Drawing Words and Writing Pictures Jessica Abel and Matt Madden
Cartooning Philosophy and Practice Ivan Brunetti

Friday, June 27, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Oil paints

Studio with field easel
This morning, I finally bit the bullet and dusted off (literally and figuratively) my field easel to see what state my oil paints were in. I have a small shoebox of paints, enough for a limited pallette, if you like earth tones, and some of them are even Holbein and Old Holland, some are Winton. A large tube of Rembrandt Titanium white. Two small bottles of linseed oil and WN Sansodor which mockingly were covered in goo. All these items from the island of misfit art supplies mock me in their state of shabby goo-covered disarray. I have about five brushes and a couple of goo covered pallette knives. And so my foray back into oil painting begins. I so desperately need a pallette scraper and rags. Let's get this party started. Oil painting, I am ready for you to break my heart and kick my ass (again)!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Puddles

puddle

This is a mixed media collage from Tuesday. I have been remiss in posting here, not only have I missed a few days drawing of late, my whole digital workflow is off-kilter. Alas.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

First Night of Soccer Practice

spring's first soccer practice
Monday night was B's first night of soccer practice. The coaches were all excited to see all the returning players, most of whom look like they grew about a foot over the winter. It was not too cold, but it did rain. Glad it is starting to be spring up here.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

sam

sam by Bricoleur's Daughter
sam, a photo by Bricoleur's Daughter on Flickr.

sasha

sasha by Bricoleur's Daughter
sasha, a photo by Bricoleur's Daughter on Flickr.

Friday, March 7, 2014

steam

steam by Bricoleur's Daughter
steam, a photo by Bricoleur's Daughter on Flickr.

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