Art for Kids – Drawing by Kathryn Temple, for example, explains the basics of drawing and shading with pencil really well and has excellent sections on perspective, human body structure, drawing faces, and gestures. Another favourite I purchased a few months ago is The Drawing Book for Kids—365 Daily Things to Draw by Woo! Junior… Continue reading Some of my favourite art books are written for kids
A daily practice
Happy New Year - Sketch for January 1, 2020 It seems we were just wishing everyone a happy new year and here we are, already into double digits of January. How does time slip by so quickly? I resolved that this year I’d do a better job of the blog—even posting a little something regularly,… Continue reading A daily practice
The simple things of HOME (SJT)
HOME - what a huge topic. I love it! As I have wandered more into the world of art, subjects of home hold the greatest appeal. Ordinary things can become beautiful when one takes the time and attention to reproduce them on the page. When I look closely at the things in my home and… Continue reading The simple things of HOME (SJT)
A Hobby My pencil has begun to tell simple stories © 2018 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) (“A Hobby” was the photo prompt for Feb. 13, from Capture Your 365 [#CY365] February list.) And the finished piece inspired by the Matt Tommey’s 30-day Art Challenge (of which I've done a mere four so far)… Continue reading A Hobby
Glory Tour (Spiritual Journey Thursday)
Welcome to Spiritual Journey (first) Thursday, February edition. Today we’re moodling on the moon. To tell you the truth, I don’t have much of a relationship with the moon. It’s beautiful, for sure. I do love to see it bulge orange and bountiful over the horizon on a clear evening. I associate moonrises with autumn… Continue reading Glory Tour (Spiritual Journey Thursday)
First of all, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my American friends! On December 11th last year, an apartment complex that I pass on one of my walking routes burned. It wasn’t totally destroyed but has been unliveable these many months as it’s being repaired. Though it's not the most beautiful subject, there is something compelling about… Continue reading Layered deconstruction
I wasn’t going to join in on Poetry Friday today, then went to Linda’s roundup, found her post on Adelaide Crapsey and the cinquain form, and decided to put something up after all. The cinquain is one of the short forms I’ve written in when composing poems in response to the daily photography prompts I’ve… Continue reading Five Cinquains
Poetry Swap Pocket
My last Summer 2017 Poetry Swap parcel arrived this week and I was quite bowled over by it. Linda Baie sure knows how to pack a lot of goodies into a little bubble mailer! She sent me—a pocket! How perfect for a habitual walker who is always grabbing for a tissue or a notebook or… Continue reading Poetry Swap Pocket
A poem about my name!
It’s a real treat to get anything by snail mail these days. When that envelope in the mail contains a poem, that’s a double treat. When that poem is from our own Tabatha Yeatts and it celebrates one’s own name, that’s a treat in multiples! Tabatha sent me this poem about violets for round one… Continue reading A poem about my name!
Ghostly visible as winter’s “Fresh Blueberries” summer’s Christmas scene © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly *********** I photographed the Christmas scene above last August when we were visiting the kids up north. I wondered how many times I had passed it and not even seen it. It made me think of other things we see and… Continue reading Ghostly visible