Master Drawing Mondays: Week 5

This is a tender portrait by Leonardo da Vinci is one of my favorites. Supposedly this study was done in preparation for the ‘Madone Litta,’ now hanging at the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg. #MasterDrawingMondays

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Master Drawing Mondays: Week 4

This was one of the first Master Drawings I ever copied. It’s a beautiful study of a man in a seated position. I love how you can see where Pontormo moved his lines to another spot. It really gives the drawing movement and kinetic energy. #MasterDrawingMondays

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Master Drawing Mondays: Week 3

The challenge of Master Drawing Mondays is to set aside time to copy a drawing. You can either choose from one of the Dover books, or I will provide a weekly prompt from a museum collection. If you are on social media, use the hashtag #MasterDrawingMonday and tag me on Instagram @SarahHI. Let’s see how many out-of-practice artists we can encourage to take up a regular practice of copying the old masters!

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Master Drawing Mondays: Week 2

Master Drawing Mondays: Week 2. Gustave Caillebotte’s Self-Portrait with a Hat. Gustave Caillebotte is one of my favorite French artists and I love the idea of getting to spend a little time with him while working on this drawing.

Caillebotte drew this self-portrait with graphite on off-white, medium-weight, moderately textured paper. #Masterdrawingmondays

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Happy Birthday, David Bowie

Happy Birthday, David Bowie It’s David Bowie’s Birthday today. He would have been 76. He died on January 10, 2016. I have never been as grieved at a celebrity death as I was when David Bowie went to be with the stars. Here is what I wrote the day after he died. David Bowie died…

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My Perfect Morning Routine ™

My Perfect Morning Routine ™

I am not a morning person. I have three things that make my mornings work: take a shower and get dressed, morning pages, and syncing my Passion Planner with my Google Calendar.

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Master Drawing Mondays: Week 1

Let’s begin with Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres! He is one of my favorite draughtsman and I just love this study of a nude female figure dancing, for the painting ‘The Golden Age’ (L’Age d’Or), drawn in 1839-1862 using graphite. #masterdrawingmondays

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Master Drawing Mondays: Start Here

The challenge of Master Drawing Mondays is to set aside time to copy a drawing. You can either choose from a book, or I will provide a weekly prompt from a museum collection. If you are on social media, use the hashtag #MasterDrawingMonday and tag me on Instagram @SarahHI. Let’s see how many out-of-practice artists we can encourage to take up a regular practice of copying the old masters!

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A Few Ways to Embrace Coziness this Winter

The ways to embrace coziness are simple. Soft fabrics, fluffy blankets, dim lighting, candles, fireplace, warm tea, books, soft music, a warmth of spirit, and no electronics. Use this season to connect with yourself, with loved ones, and embrace the darkness.

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