Friday, February 20, 2015

Learn to draw.

This morning I followed a link on Twitter to Melissa Wiley's blog.  Melissa is a children's book author and besides that I think she is smart and really cool.  Today's tweet sent me to the post she wrote about learning to draw with her children.
Her drawing adventure is encouraging, informative and inspiring.

cultivating-family-art-habit by melissa wiley

Thank you Melissa for writing such a thorough and excellent article!!

Donna Elsie

Ramona by Lois Darling


  1. Anonymous6:36 PM

    Funny you should talk about Melissa's art adventure, because I have tried watching some of the videos that she suggested and thought about trying to follow them. The one artist that is from Denmark maybe....not sure where she is from, but it is the one that has the weekly lessons, has a really good one about drawing a cupcake for a birthday card. I do so admire folks with artistic talent. I draw little postcards and mail them to our Grands...they are too little to be art critics! ;-) love and prayers, jep

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the article! I want to try this too!

  2. I love this, Donna. My daughter is thinking she wants to be a children's book illustrator or a writer and she's so talented, but often discounts her abilities. Isn'tt that case often? We think we're not 'good enough' at things that we are naturally wired for... This helps keep the adage 'practice makes perfect' come to life. if we do things regularly, we get so much better at it, and it become more natural.
    hope you're well - still thinking and praying for emma ( and for Katie, too. She's got the neatest personality, and her beauty is only deepening...)

  3. The suggestion of listening to audio books while drawing would be right up our alley. Ethan sketches all the time. I think I shall join him next time he sits down to draw.


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