February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 5: Greenhouse Gerberas

I worked my way across the rest of this painting the second day and added the finishing touches the third day, and now it’s finished. I only had an hour or two each day to work on it each day, but my goal has been to work on a piece of artwork each day, and […]

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February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 3: Greenhouse Gerberas (so far)

I began this year with a pledge to myself and my art: To be certain I won’t let ideas pass me by I’m setting myself up for a personal painting challenge in February, similar to the painting challenges I’ve participated in in past years. I aspire (but don’t expect) to create a painting or sketch […]

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Creative Challenges

Painting, Crafting, Support and Other Challenges to Create Every so often a challenge to create new work comes up somewhere on the internet. Sometimes they are themed to a certain subject or media, and sometimes they are intended to support a cause, but most often they are just a challenge to create something each day. […]

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Color In or Out of the Lines With the Creative Cat Coloring Book

In 2015 I’d been looking at and reviewing coloring books by other artists and decided I wanted to do a coloring book too. I didn’t really have the time to do the big one I envisioned of my larger portrait paintings and wanted to do something smaller and use art that is unique to one […]

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Celebrate National Coloring Day With the Creative Cat Coloring Book

Well, there’s a day for everything, so why not a day for coloring? For fun and stress relief! I recently read about a Drexel University study of the effect of creating art on just about anyone—just 45 minutes of art creation can significantly reduce your levels of the stress hormone cortisol. And you don’t have […]

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Reduce Your Stress With the Creative Cat Coloring Book

I recently read about a Drexel University study of the effect of creating art on just about anyone—just 45 minutes of art creation can significantly reduce your levels of the stress hormone cortisol. And you don’t have to be an “artist”, it works for anyone even if you’re just doing construction paper collages or coloring […]

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Color Any Way You Want With the Creative Cat Coloring Book

In 2015 I’d been looking at and reviewing coloring books by other artists and decided I wanted to do a coloring book too. I didn’t really have the time to do the big one I envisioned of my larger portrait paintings and wanted to do something smaller and use art that is unique to one […]

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Color In or Color Out with the Creative Cat Coloring Book

The Creative Cat Coloring Book is a 4.25” x 5.5” spiral-bound booklet of 12 daily sketches in brush pen printed on 120# card stock, book only or as a set with watercolor pencils and a sponge. [ss_product id=’eb67bda4-3023-11e6-bf4b-0cc47a075d76′ ]Books, creative cat coloring book[/ss_product] I’ve wanted to do a coloring book, but wanted to use something […]

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Creative Cat Coloring Book

4.25” x 5.5” spiral-bound booklet of 13 daily sketches in brush pen printed on 120# card stock, book only or as a set with watercolor pencils and a sponge. I’ve wanted to do a coloring book, but wanted to use something that is unique to one of my styles that is very popular, that of […]

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A Rainy Violet Sunset on Main Street

I love rainy dark streets with reflections on the wet pavement, and streetlights shining up the faces of buildings. This one, however, was all about that tall violet sky making the buildings and hills beyond look small, the clouds breaking apart after the sun had set, leaving a red glow in the clouds on the […]

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