Kristen is an artist living in Norfolk, VA. She is happiest with a cup of coffee in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. A sucker for a sweet sunrise and an unexpected adventure, Kristen's latest inspirations include mermaids, dream catchers, and all things nautical.
Seeing a fluffy bunny hop around, catching a glimpse of a graceful fawn, or the sudden terror of realizing there is a skunk only a few feet away from you never gets old. These magical moments are a gift and can be fun to recreate. We're surrounded by all kinds of little (or big) animals and in Drawn to Nature Sketchbook artist Holly Ward Bimba prompts us to look around and hunt for the clues. "They're all around us," she encourages.
Rainy days were never a problem for me as a kid. I would use a good rainy day as an excuse to stay inside and create something fun. Construction paper, newspaper, crayons, markers, and anything else I could get my hands on became an endless possibility of potential crafts and artwork.
There's something so satisfying about writing, drawing, or scribbling with a Sharpie marker. There's far more to the Sharpie than just writing on the side of your moving boxes. Why not use Sharpies to create art? In Sharpie Art Workshop that's exactly what author and artist Timothy Goodman has done. Below is an excerpt from the book along with some fun examples.
Your mission—should you choose to accept it—is to mix pattern and color!
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Well that might be true but when someone comes along and puts their own unique spin on something that we associate with being old fashioned, it's like a breath of fresh air.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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