Tools for the Wandering Artist

When traveling for work or recreation I like to take time to make little bits of art. Sometimes the airport layover becomes more than you bargained for; or the weather doesn't agree with your beach plans.  It's always nice to have a little toolkit on hand in these situations. I have taken each of these toolkits with me on my travels and in my carry-on luggage with no problems. I've provided … [Read more...]

Sketch Crawl – April 19th in Sandy Hook, Connecticut

I've recently begun exploring watercolor mediums in my sketchbook.  This was a big barrier for me to cross, as I've always found the lack of control of the medium to be frustrating. But you have to admit, initial sketches are so bland... As compared to their colored counterparts... All my sketches start with either a Copic Multiliner or Marvy LePen Technical pen in black. Then … [Read more...]

Tattered TV Webshow Project Details

Tonight's *LIVE* webshow was recorded if you would like to follow along to make the featured project(s).    Here is a picture of each of the two project ideas that I displayed: This project uses the Walnut Hollow Bass Wood Canvas, flipped to the backside to make a frame. and this one uses the Wood Frame from Pink Paislee: The supplies used … [Read more...]

Supply List for Tattered TV Webisode is now online

Thanks to everybody who tuned in last night to for my first-ever webisode.  Technology was pretty kind to me and we had only a minor post-production glitch on the recording.  That was fun!  I'm sure I will do it again.  Here is an embedded link to the webisode if you would like to watch the recorded version.  If you skip past the first 45 … [Read more...]

Mixed Media — COOKIES?

Hey Copic chicks... do you have one of these?     And perhaps some of these?  You know that you can move beyond the flat surfaces and attack other things, right?  How about some blow / spin-art style cookie decorating?   Drop some food coloring on top and go all 'spin art' on your holiday cookies! Can I advise drop cloths / aprons strongly enough? … [Read more...]