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

Travel and Photography

When I travel, even if I am just going for a walk down the road from my house, I try to take my camera. You never know what might pop up that is photo worthy. Even driving I find that I often wish for my camera. You can ask my children about family vacations. I […]






Getting Creative with Your Christmas Greetings

I have always wanted to create a more personal type of Christmas card to send out to my friends and family. Time always seemed to be a factor and I never got it together enough to make my own Christmas card. Well, this year was different. My husband and I have made a move and […]






Being Creative During Spring Break

Spring Break is always a welcome time after teaching all year. I usually have so much that I want to do or accomplish. There is never enough time, especially with only a week. I desire spending time outdoors getting some exercise, reading, and doing something creative. This spring break we took a short trip to […]






Creating a Pleasing Composition

Designing or creating the composition of your art work is very important in order to end up with a pleasing result. I have been painting for many years, and I find myself doing much of the composing as I take photographs of the subject matter I want to paint. Sometimes I do not consciously think about it. Other times I […]






The Fabulous Texas Ranch Plein Air Gathering

Plein Air is derived from the French phrase “en plein air” which means in the open air.  So plein air painting would mean painting outside.  Many artists paint strictly in their studio, other artists like to experience the essence of the area they are painting. When I first started painting years ago, I remember taking […]






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