Sunday 8 April 2007

A safe and happy Easter to all ~

I've had a very busy week so haven't had much time to paint unfortunately but I do have a few projects in progress. I have another art card gessoed and ready to go on my painting table. Michelle's Feng Shui clock has been put on hold until I track down the right clock hands for it. I also started painting a baby birth plaque for my niece's friend. It's been a long time since I have painted one of those but it's fun putting the different elements together.

I have noticed a huge trend in sketchbook journals of late and I really like the idea. So, being that I'm self-taught, I decided to brush up on my drawing skills. I visited the local library and chose some drawing books which I would highly recommend - So You Thought You Couldn't Draw by Sandra McFall Angelo and Drawing Problems and Solutions by Trudy Friend My practise drawing is from the Sandra McFall Angelo book. This one was done using a grid and is close to art card size. I made a start on drawing the same elephant without a grid but was distracted by that thing called 'life' so maybe you will see that in a later post.

Practise drawing of elephant

I hope you are all enjoying the Easter break.


  1. Hi Serena,

    I'm Sandra Angelo, the author of So You Thought You Couldn't DrawTM. I signed up to receive a Google alert whenever my name is mentioned and I got the notice about your kind comment about my workbook.

    I am very impressed with the drawing you did of the elephant. You show great promise.

    It seems you live in Australia, is that right?

    You will be happy to know that next week, I am launching the World's Very First Online Art Classroom. Now people will be able to study with me no matter where they live.

    I'm so excited because I have gotten correspondence for so long from people all over the world who want to come to class but can't. Now they can study with me... online.

    If you want the link to the grand opening, let me know. The launch is at 10:00 a.m. PST Tues. April 10. I will be answering emails from 10-noon that day and all day Wed. April 11.

    My email after April 10 will be My email now is If you want to receive the notice of the launch, send me an email.

    Good luck with your drawing. I am always happy to hear when my book has blessed or helped someone.

    Keep drawing,

    Sandra Angelo

  2. Thank you so much for dropping by, Sandra! I'm also pleased you like my elephant drawing and I can't wait to practise some more of the projects from your book. Yes, I do live in Australia and I think your Online Classroom is a great idea! I wish you all the very best with your launch. Will be in touch. Regards, Serena

  3. Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I'll definitely be visitng here often, as it seems we have some similar interests.

    Perhaps your blog will help motivate me to paint more!

  4. So nice to have you drop by, stapeliad! Ever since finding your Blog via WetCanvas, I have been a regular reader. I felt I had found a kindred spirit because we do share similar interests and perspectives on life. Get out those brushes girl and start painting! Feeling motivated yet? :)

    Love, light and peace,
    Serena ^i^