Four weeks have gone by.Four weeks since we left Montreal to be in a remote region of Quebec. Fortunate to have spent all this time by the water, in open spaces, without seeing road advertisements or litter on the streets. No renovation work, loud noises, garbage trucks roaring daily. No people, or hardly any. I… Continue reading To Be an Artist at a Tiny Scale
How much time have you spent trying to get the photo that will do justice to your artwork?I’ve wasted days. Once I decided I was going to batch-photograph everything against my bedspread, which was off-white. I shot one piece after the other quickly. I Congratulated myself for being so efficient, only to realize upon transferring… Continue reading How I Take Photos of My Art
Do you have an iPad with Procreate installed? If you do, you might have begun the wonderful journey of digital art.
Very few of us know consider the different functions of each. If we did, we would probably make better use of our resources and clarify our practice. This is my classification of these different “containers” as I understand them, but by no means you have to keep them all! Sketchbooks A sketchbook isn’t supposed to… Continue reading Visual Journal, Sketchbook, Art Journal or Studies?
Maybe this happens to you, but when I go to the art supply store to buy a palette, a brush holder, or some other accessory for my studio, most are very sad looking while if you browse Etsy, unique objects seem to jump out of the screen. If you have an artist in your life… Continue reading 17 Unique Gifts for Artists
Long before I ever held a brush or even bought a sketchbook, I had a Tumblr where I collected my favourite things. During the Tumblr days, I came across a beautiful sketchbook. It had everything I aspired to learn one day: beautiful painterly strokes, expressive freedom, brief poems. Every page was more than a landscape;… Continue reading Painting With Acrylic Inks
The first class I bought from Domestika was Design and Illustration of a Fanzine with Violeta Hernandez. For most of my life, handmade books have had a special place in my heart. Whether they are sketchbooks or small publications. In the 90s, I used to dream I was part of the Riot Grrrls just to… Continue reading Creating a Zine: A Domestika Project
I’d never dared to paint black skin before. I didn’t want to fall into the trappings of my eye telling me that black skin is a certain color. So I have been avoiding it. Same thing with brown skin, although me, being Latina, I forgive the faux pas some of us make. Here is a… Continue reading Painting Watercolor in Procreate
I sit here in my studio/office, surrounded by a mess. I have so much stuff. It’s genetic you see, my father is a “collector,” and his studio is full of ancient trinkets and unusable objects. In my case, it’s more of a compulsive accumulation of art supplies. I know I’m not the only one and… Continue reading Building Colour Palettes: More Instinct than Science.
I’ve never heard of a tropical storm in Montreal, but we are getting one today.With a tropical storm on the horizon, the pandemic, and the insane amount of construction and roadwork in this city, it’s starting to feel suffocating.I don’t want to complain and make a list of all the things going wrong because nobody… Continue reading Terrible, Heavy Creative Block.
Using the Notion App for artists and creatives and Notion Mastery Review
My favorite art materials. What a task it was to decide! I have a board on Pinterest where I collect images from people’s studios, as well as my wishlist of artifacts and art objects that in my head will create the most magical universe of creation. But none of this matters if I hoard. And… Continue reading Different Mediums, Different Satisfactions