Artist demonstration

Our favorite local art supplies store held a free Pen and Ink Demonstration this morning, led by artist Tony Guaraldi-Brown. Mama and I enjoyed learning about the various techniques and materials used in his incredibly detailed illustrations. Our small class was lively and full of thoughtful questions. We appreciated Tony’s approach to making art, and…

My cutting machine hero

I ran out of my custom planner stickers, which help keep me organized, so I decided to try using my Cricut cutting machine to achieve a precise size and cut on the next batch. Unfortunately, I had error after error, and none of my sheets of stickers turned out well. After struggling for too long…

Appreciating artistry and serendipity

Mama and I got to see interesting, live demonstrations of fine European craftsmanship today. We attended a collection of free art exhibits called “Homo Faber: Crafting a More Human Future,” spread across the Venetian island of San Giorgio. Our absolute favorite artisan was from the “fanmaker to the queens since the 19th century,” Duvelleroy, with…

Our itinerant visitor

Our artist friend Kathlynne is visiting us tonight, while she’s passing through the North Bay on her travels as a caricaturist. Mama and I always love visiting with her. And this year, Kathlynne freshened up the beautiful writing on the sign she drew for us last year. The liquid chalk is much brighter and will…