45-degree pen angle strokes
Genaveve Starr
Monday, March 11, 2019
  1. mindful practice
    04 Mar, 2019
    mindful practice
    Concentration, patience, relaxation, and visualization are some aspects of effective, mindful practice. Eye-hand coordination may be developed by practicing pen exercises---“pen play”.  Designing patterns with strokes encourages creativity and makes practicing more enjoyable. The rhythm of repeated stroke patterns can be soothing. Future posts to feature pen patterns. Bad habits can form easily when repetitively drawing poor strokes and letterforms. This can be avoided by stopping periodically
  2. 24 Feb, 2019
    indulgent practicing
    Expending some effort to treat practice sessions as special occasions is worthwhile because you’ll want to repeat enjoyable experiences. Regular practice is key to developing skill. Indulge yourself in small pleasures that provide stimulus for at least five of your senses: seeing……..have images that inspire you;  look through good books; use really good exemplars; display color swatches; have good lighting hearing…....listen to your favorite music or find something new; or enjoy the sound of
  3. winter affect
    24 Feb, 2019
    winter affect
    It's snowing again but hopefully won't accumulate like last time. My watercolor flowers inside the studio window block the vision of nearly three feet of snow (February 11th)....... It will someday be spring. I don't like to use electricity to heat my studio when it's this cold so I'm working on the computer in my comfy chair with my blankie. I'm learning to use social media online and I'm writing stories from my life to record for family members. Also, I'm starting to work on updating the

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