mindful practice
Genaveve Starr
Monday, March 04, 2019
  1. 45-degree pen angle strokes
    11 Mar, 2019
    45-degree pen angle strokes
    These exercises are intended for beginners. More difficult patterns will be posted in future. Pen exercises are important for learning to draw consistent strokes and patterns can be used as decorations and border designs.
  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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