Posts filed under: Other general crafty things I do!


Vivify wants to find out if music affects how we paint. To answer this question, first we have to conduct an experiment where participants do paintings with or without music.... Read More

Open Studio: Do’s and Dont’s

I’ve never been to an Open Studio. How does one enjoy it? Every relationship they say rests on communication of expectations. I can lay out what watercolor artists might be... Read More

Review: Apocalypse Variations

This blog post is a review of Marc Taro Holme’s latest self published monograph. You can buy the book on Amazon using this link – I read Marc’s monograph... Read More

New Book!

I know you want this book – and I want it out badly too. Proof reading and ratifying colors and print quality will take it’s due course to make it... Read More

Big Impact in a Pocket Palette

Direct Watercolor Challenge for 2019 is about to begin. And like last year, we have a special set of people hosting and participating in it. The challenge itself is the... Read More


2019 is the third year of Direct Watercolor Challenge – a challenge that Marc Taro Holmes pioneered. Marc and I will co-host the #directwatercolor2019 on Facebook. Like every year, the... Read More

Run up to Chicago

Elegance in Watercolors starts off in Chicago in April. Between now and early April, we have 8 weeks to finish 4 assignments that can get us warmed up for the... Read More

Yosemite, Once Again

Yosemite, Once Again One can never have enough of this park. Every time you visit it, the urge to shoot every frame rises within you. It’s followed by immense awe... Read More

June already?!

What happened? I am complaining about June happening so fast on August 2, 2018. This is the fastest year ever and despite that speed, it has been a most giving... Read More


Shilpa came up with the idea of deliberately controlling palette as a challenge to learn about color harmony and to instill discipline within us to create art everyday even when... Read More