I just read this fabulous blog post by artist Stephanie Law on the need to draw without an audience, i.e. drawing practice in a sketchbook that is for your eyes only. “When you’re in the moment, Artmaking can’t be about the audience, or else it becomes too self-aware. In so doing loses the truth of the creator’s voice.” Stephanie Law A technique I’ve been using in my sketchbook for some time now is to make…

One year ago today my husband Mike and I were in England, enjoying a lovely day on the Salisbury Plain. We toured Stonehenge and Avebury, and finished our day in Bath with a quick tour of the Cathedral right before they closed for the evening. The day was gorgeous with a clear blue sky. At Stonehenge, we followed the approved path that kept us at a distance from the ancient stones. At Avebury, there were…