Sunday, September 27, 2009

School Break

Well, I have slightly over a week off from art classes. My last classes were enjoyable and informative. I had a drawing class and art history. Both instructors were excellent.

The art history class was early art history from pre-historic art to baroque. I asked many questions over the course of the class. My instructor, Melissa Jones, took the time to answer all my questions and we had some great conversations.

The drawing instructor, Elizabeth LeGrone, always offered constructive feedback to improve our drawings. The focus of the drawing class was to draw what we see with a wide value scale with either pencil or charcoal.

My next class is on color. It should be very interesting.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Rough Sketch of Final Project

Here is the rough sketch of my final project for my drawing class. Obviously, it needs work, but I think I got a pretty good start on it considering I got sick several times while trying to draw it. I'll use sighting to fix the proportions and add the appropriate shading and textures.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Sorry about the recent delays in updating my writing contest and poetry contest blogs. I have been sick with bronchitis. It's been horrible. The timing couldn't be worse with my current art classes coming to a close in two weeks. That means it is time for final projects! ugh! LOL

I hope to be adding more articles to PTSD Central soon!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Typical Day of Work & Schoolwork

More schoolwork, of course..
Do you like my charcoal drawing of the kiwis?

I have been working on PTSD Central. As I get the time, I am going to be adding as many articles about posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and phobias to that website as possible. So, stay tuned for that! Check it out often if it is a subject of interest to you.

Monday, September 07, 2009

More Schoolwork...

This is a charcoal drawing I did for my drawing class. What I liked was the complex shadow cast by the textured, fluted bowl. For those who draw still lifes, I would recommend the trick I learned in my perspective drawing class and place white paper under the still life arrangement. It makes it very easy to see the shadows.

Well, I have more drawing and writing to do...

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Working, Working, Working

Yes, I am still spending a majority of my time working and doing schoolwork. This picture is a drawing I did this week for my drawing class. I should have indicated the back edge of the table and perhaps added some texture to the objects and background. However, this drawing fits the focus of this particular assignment. Maybe, I'll work on it for my own personal satisfaction.
I am thankful to be writing for my one client who is an SEO expert. Of course, I am thankful for all my freelance writing clients, but I so appreciate the extra knowledge and help I receive from Allan. He took the time last night to make SEO improvements on my PTSD website- .
I also get such a kick out of seeing the articles that I have written for him in the top 5 Google search results!
Well, guess what? Time for me to get back to work! LOL