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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso at

Grading Sketchbooks

It is that time of the nine weeks. Sketchbooks are due. I both dread and look forward to this day. I look forward to seeing some really wonderful art work. I dread seeing some really badly scribbled drawings that took all of five seconds to complete. You think I am kidding? I am not. I […]

Creativity Devotional – Draw, Draw, Draw

“Observe Everything. Communicate Well. Draw, Draw, Draw.” Frank Thomas Thought: Disney animator, Frank Thomas, gave the advice above to young animators.  I believe this is solid advice for anyone wanting to be an artist or wanting to perfect your craft.  In order to create, you have to understand. In order to understand, you have to […]

Using the Weather in Your Creativity

So, how’s the weather where you are? I know that the weather has been a major issue in many parts of the country this winter. I have been adapting to living in the Portland, Oregon area after living in Hawaii for two years. Sounds tough, huh? Anyway, it is colder here than in Hawaii. Ya […]

Blind Contour Drawing

The other day I was called to substitute for an Art teacher. YEAH!  I wrote a little bit about it the other day when I talked about the Reynolds High School Art Show and Auction.  I was asked to teach about blind contour drawing. I was excited because I love doing blind contour drawing. I […]

Improving Your Child’s Drawing Skills

When I taught Art in public school I spent the first six weeks of class time teaching drawing skills.  We practiced our drawing skills almost every day.  Since I love to draw, this first six weeks was always a pleasure for me.  That wasn’t the case for many of my students. Many students came to […]