Create 6eauty by searching for art you can strive to emulate.

In the summer I usually give at least one music lesson a week to someone who wants to get better at her instrument. I always recommend that she listen to a professional musician on that instrument to know what the goal sound should be. This summer, I was thinking about that in regards to pastels.Continue reading “Create 6eauty by searching for art you can strive to emulate.”

Create 6eauty by doing some prep work. Part 2.

In my last post, Create 6eauty by doing some prep work Part 1, I wrote about how the pastelist, Alain Picard, recommends to draw a thumbnail sketch to create the composition you are looking for and to understand the values of the reference photo. I decided to draw a thumbnail sketch of my son’s stuffedContinue reading “Create 6eauty by doing some prep work. Part 2.”

Create 6eauty by doing some prep work. Part 1.

Something I want to do this year is to draw portraits of my sons’ stuffed animals. Lately, I have been watching some YouTube videos to learn how to use pastels. My favorite pastelist to watch, so far, is Alain Picard https://youtu.be/Oppww0GLmSo. His work is amazing! I really like his impressionist style, but I also likeContinue reading “Create 6eauty by doing some prep work. Part 1.”

Create 6eauty by learning something new…

I absolutely love to create things. Sometimes I feel like I am good at it and sometimes I don’t. But I really like to create either way. I am happiest when I am making something. I get lost in the doing and the next thing I know 3 hours have passed. It is so muchContinue reading “Create 6eauty by learning something new…”

Create 6eauty by showing gratitude!

When we first moved back “home” to my husband’s hometown after his pharmacy schooling was complete, I did not take a job as a band director, because I knew we wanted to have a child within the year. And we did. After a few years, I began teaching children’s choir at church. The year wasContinue reading “Create 6eauty by showing gratitude!”

Create 6eauty by taking the time to fix things

I have been a substitute band teacher for the last week and half. I actually have a degree in music education, but after 4 1/2 years of teaching band, God gave me four boys to raise. Fast forward 11 years–my youngest went to pre-k, and I began helping out with the middle school band whereContinue reading “Create 6eauty by taking the time to fix things”

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