The story of the hummingbird is deeply meaningful to Pattie and I. We try to remember the hummingbird on the difficult days.
We are going to have challenges and if we are pushing past our comfort zone and into our growth zone we are going to have challenges daily. The challenges range from simple, such as not having enough time in the day to catastrophic. The death of a loved one.
The story of the hummingbird is a Native American story that teaches about doing what one can in the face of extreme challenge. It’s not about a hero overcoming the powers of evil but of the smallest of animals doing what she can.
Remember the Hummingbird
The story of the hummingbird is deeply meaningful to Pattie and I. We try to remember the hummingbird on the difficult days.see the post
Art and Language
This post is my brief and humble attempt to describe the important connection between art and language.see the post
5 Mindsets That Keep Us From Creating
I happened along a photography post that succinctly describes 5 mindset that keep us from creating what we love, the wisdom is universal.see the post
The Bridge Between Artistic Vision and the World. Skill!
I’m really loving The Creative Habit book by Twyla Tharp and she has a wonderful quote about the bridge between artistic vision and the world.see the post
For some reason I didn’t have the greatest motivation for drawing this morning but I pride myself in turning pro and showing up Steven Pressfield style.see the post
Amazing Panels My Dad Made
For most of my childhood I’ve watched my Dad create and now he and I can collaborate with these amazing panels my dad made.see the post
Don’t just read this post. Don’t just watch the video. Don’t just talk, think or dream. Do something! The doing is what really matters.see the post
Charcoal over Graphite
Another day in my daily art habit and I figured I’d talk about layering charcoal over graphite to get a next level of value in your drawings.see the post
Practicing Your Philosophy
I spent most of my time today running errands so I didn’t have much time for art but I planned for it, got my 30 minute in and feel accomplished.see the post
Light Doesn’t Matter, Form is Paramount
I just consumed the section in The Natural Way to Draw which basically says that light doesn’t matter, form is paramount. But I forgot this truth with Pocahontas.see the post
The Board I Draw On
I wanted to provide some practical information with this post which is why I’m writing about the board I draw on.see the post
Focus, Clips and Bad Drawings
Everyday is always a day of learning and today I’ve learned a bit more on focus, clips and bad drawings.see the post
A shorter art day today because I had problems managing distractions.see the post
Shading Tips With Pocahontas
I working only in graphite on my Pocahontas drawing and I’m keep it very soft with no hard edges so I felt it fitting to talk about shading tips.see the post
A Day of Challenges
Not only did I wake up late this morning but it seemed that all tech was against me, it was a day of challenges. Bring it on!see the post
What is Your Art Ritual?
While reading The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp I was struck by her use of “Ritual” rather than “Habit” and it’s meaning has really resonated with me.see the post
Pocahontas Research, Going Beyond the Surface
Today I’m in between Fandom Fitness drawings so I spent most of my time on Pocahontas Research. The rest of my time was on practice.see the post
- Work: 1751
- Size: 12" x 18"
- Medium: Graphite on Paper
- Sessions: 17
- Start date: 11/9/2020
- End date: 11/26/2020