Paper Grocery Bag Sketchbook with Handles!

 

When I end up at a grocery store without my cloth bag, I request paper rather than plastic so that I can make good use of the bag that I wouldn't have needed if I'd had my cloth bag with me.

When I returned to Mike's apartment, I made a sketchbook out of the bags.  Having never made...

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Focused Time

color dala art warm/cool Aug 26, 2019

There's nothing like back to back spiritual retreats to focus and enhance my perspective on life, where I'm headed, and where I've been.

Add to the pot a couple of weeks of spacey conversation with my aerospace engineer son. Spice the pot with the time crunch to complete Weeks Nine and Ten...

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The Year of Influence

dala art influence Aug 14, 2019
 

On New Year's Eve I declared 2018 to be the Year of Influence.  Each week I would choose a new artist, past or present, to influence most of my daily sketches for that entire week. It was a remarkable experience that expanded my horizons in unexpected ways.  In another couple of years,...

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Evolution of Dala Art

dala art online courses Jul 09, 2019

I've been gathering the information and sketches, accumulated over the last decade of honing color skills, to share in the newest course, Creating Dala Art. This is a delightful journey down memory lane, back to the time when mixing beautiful color ... or truthfully, any specific color at all ......

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What Would You Like To Know About Dala Art?

dala art online courses Jun 27, 2019
 

 

I'm on a roll creating the online Dala Art course, inspired to make it the best course you've ever taken, one that boosts your skills in ways you never thought possible.  I'm stay two steps ahead of those of you who have already begun the course.  I'm putting my reMarkable...

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Angel Garden Dala Art - Helleborus foetidus - Liverpool, England

dala art Apr 13, 2019

April 12, 2019 - Angel Garden - Liverpool, England

Helleborus foetidus

Dala Art - drawn first in ink using a Platinum Carbon Ink Fountain Pen followed with watercolor.

To avoid being lost in the dark in an unfamiliar part of Liverpool, and possibly late for the Andrew Poppy performance of ...

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March Madness Alphabet Challenge

challenges dala art Mar 05, 2019

March 5, 2019

During the month of March I'm participating in a challenge within the Facebook group Sketching & Watercolour: Tools, Tips and Techniques. The challenge is to create a sketch each day following a prompt that is listed, generally the night before. Since sketching daily is not at...

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Dala Art Challenge - Seven Days of Dala Sketching

dala art Mar 03, 2019

March 2, 2019

A last minute announcement!  Tomorrow starts the Seven Day Dala Challenge! It's the kick-off event for the Dala Art group where artists may post Mandalas and Dala Art that they have created themselves, either in progress or completed. Participating in the challenge is not...

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What is Dala Art?

dala art design Dec 30, 2018

Dala Art is art designed within a circle that has been divided into segments by one continuous line that may or may not cross over itself.  It can be of any size, in any medium, either abstract or representational.  The objects or patterns that fill each segment may be confined within...

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Before Coffee

 

October 24, 2018

Most mornings, I pour myself a huge glass of water and pick up a pen or pencil before I do anything else.  What I really want to do is pour myself a cup of hot, fresh-brewed coffee and wander through the house or garden checking on my plants as I slowly awaken to the day.

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