Women on the Twenty

  In Pamela Lanza’s Experimental Drawing class at UC Berkeley Extension, I started a series of charcoal drawings of American women I thought should be considered for the newly designed 20 dollar bill.  Everyone in class was excited this became a big topic in the news while I was working on my series, culminating with … More Women on the Twenty


I’ve continued with my drawing and printmaking.  I decided to try my hand using Adobe Illustrator and have been taking a class at UC Berkeley extension.  The drawing tools in the app are so different from traditional drawing, each assignment has taken hours and hours to complete.  The class was completely filled with several people … More Illustrator

Another Junk Mail Diary

Yesterday I completed my Junk Mail Secret Diary and had enough left over gessoed and painted  junk mail pages available to make a second book.  I continued with the same process I learned in Carla Sonheim’s Junk Mail Artist’s Book class using my imagination to create drawings that overlapped onto the next page. When the page … More Another Junk Mail Diary

Is it art?

An interesting exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California invites the museum goer to think about the definition of art.  A couple definitions and some information is provided, but the participant ultimately must decide.  Using “yes” or “no ticket stubs participants can vote on three objects and determine if they are or are not works … More Is it art?

Visual Journal Basics – Black Ink/White Paper

Inspired by Danny Gregory’s video The Art of Breakfast…I got his book Creative License and started drawing in my sketchbook daily with just black ink on plain white (cheep paper so it’s not too precious to make mistakes on). Observing closely. Recording what I see (not what I think I see). Not going for perfection. … More Visual Journal Basics – Black Ink/White Paper

Museum Drawing

Glenn Hirsch’s painting class met yesterday and spent a few hours drawing at the Legion of Honor Museum in SF.  I’ve done this a couple other times with Glenn and also with Pamela Lanza in UC Berkeley Extension art classes. Each time the experience has been exciting and rewarding. I went right away to the … More Museum Drawing