Author Archives: wildernessink

How to resuscitate your art life in three (not so) easy steps

I have been an visual artist since I could first hold a crayon. When I was a child, my parents created art studios in the basement for my brothers and me. There we would draw for hours, sometimes creating our … Continue reading

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Yosemite Falls

There are a couple of previously un-posted images on my watercolor page, including this one of Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park. There are more pieces in the works, but the good stuff takes time. Thanks for looking!

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New Post, New Pages

I’ve added some new pages to this blog to highlight some of the work I’ve done over the years. The images are divided into three categories: block prints, pen and ink drawing, and watercolors. I’d love to hear if you have … Continue reading

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Taking a Break

I have been silent on this blog for a while, mainly because I have not been working on much art lately. In the beginning of summer, I was putting a lot of pressure on myself to try to do everything: … Continue reading

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Weathering the Storms

I finally had a chance to work on some art today. I am almost done carving my American Basin linocut, and hope to do the first proof of it next weekend. The past two weeks have been incredibly busy. I … Continue reading

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Carving with my snowboard instead of on my blockprint

Even when I can’t get to my blockprinting, I usually at least try to do some sketches in my journal. This week, it just isn’t happening. Sunday, I went up to Loveland Ski Area for my first snowboarding since surgery. … Continue reading

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Snippets of Life

I am sometimes amazed at a place’s ability to take me right back to different moments in time– especially if it is somewhere that I have visited year after year. The location usually hasn’t changed much between visits, yet I … Continue reading

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No Longer Separating the Strands

For a long time, I felt the only thing I should comment on in my art blog was drawing, painting and printmaking. It even felt strange to write about vacations, though these were often the inspiration for my wilderness-themed artwork … Continue reading

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Just Ducky

I have been so cooped up the past six months recovering from Ulcerative Colitis and having surgery, that I want to be outside constantly now that I am feeling amazing again. Monday I was really in the mood to do … Continue reading

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finally getting back to doing some art

I have not written in my blog for some time, but am finally getting back to doing some art and writing. It has been a rough six months. In August, my husband and I lost our 13.5-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever, … Continue reading

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