Month: August 2016

Homegrown Memories

Many memories are tied to one’s home(s). I can remember specific details about each of the homes I’ve lived in; the colors, rooms, fragrances, family, joys, pains…many things. I think of this when I am drawing a home; of the people who lived there. I don’t think in terms of architectural drawings or blueprints. As a good artist friend told me, “keep it loose”. In my mind that meant, ‘draw the feeling of the house’.

In many ways, the process is like drawing faces. My goal is to bring life to the structures – and to reflect the lives within. 🏡

This particular house had an obstruction 👀. The customer wanted the big tree out of the drawing. It was difficult to get a good photo but with the help of a couple side-view, distorted angled photos I was able to come up with this. 😎


All Faces Matter

All Faces Matter….to God and to me.

One of my best buddies (Hey Ann!) visited me last month and we rolled on over to IKEA to roam …. and eat. While we sat at a little table chatting and catching up I felt eyes on me. Sure enough, I turned around and directly behind me was ‘Baby Wan’! *happy heart*

I started speaking with his mom, we introduced ourselves, connected on FB and she allowed me to photograph him. Of course, I wanted to draw his sweet face. You all know by now that I love drawing faces….and the lives expressed through them…. Yep…All Faces Matter! 😉