» Monthly Archives: January 2014

Making Learning Fun

January 24, 2014 No Comments

Hi readers, Today I’ve been writing my lesson plan for two quick-sketching classes I’m teaching this weekend. It keeps reminding me how much fun it is to use quick-sketching, drawing and painting as an alternate way to observe and learn about the world around us. I use sketching at the zoo, to teach myself about …

Read the Rest »

Bicycle Shop

January 19, 2014 No Comments

Hi Readers, Again I’m blogging about the great weather we’ve had lately here in AZ. In my defense, I’ll say it’s a constant reminder of why we endure the miserably hot summers! In the past week, when I’m not working on my next e-book, Jackson’s Aviation Adventure, I am hiking, plein air painting or biking. …

Read the Rest »

Filling the fuel tank

January 10, 2014 No Comments

Hi readers, The weather here in Arizona lately has been brisk and beautiful, prompting me to drive several times in the past few weeks to find spectacular desert scenery to paint on location. I’ve driven north to Cave Creek, east to the Superstition Mountains, and south to the Desert Botanical Gardens, and several places in …

Read the Rest »

Back to School

January 5, 2014 No Comments

Hi Readers, This week’s free coloring page is a tribute to going back to school after a long vacation. For me, it means winding up a hectic and wonderful holiday season and getting back to the work I love, illustrating and writing. I’m planning to do a lot more of it in 2014, creating new …

Read the Rest »