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Jill M Hodgson
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Another lease on life
Into my mailbox a few weeks ago came an enquiry from our landlord.... did we wish to extend our lease another year? The new start date will be August 1st, which happens to be my 60th birthday. There's not much mileage conversationally in angst-ing over agin...

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Another lease on life
Into my mailbox a few weeks ago came an enquiry from our landlord.... did we wish to extend our lease another year? The new start date will be August 1st, which happens to be my 60th birthday. There's not much mileage conversationally in angst-ing over agin...

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Dear diary
To anyone who can identify with an up and down life, it should come as no surprise that my last, somewhat euphoric post was promptly followed by a 6 month slump. In the interests of adhering to the premise of my blog.....  memory joggers with a view to my f...

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Legitimate scribbling
This week one of our projects was to play a piece of music and allow yourself to respond by drawing. The idea was not to summon up something representational but to "intuitively make marks" using a stick of willow charcoal and an eraser. As Lou Reed had jus...

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In stitches
I participated for the second time this year in Beth (Nicholls) Kempton's Great Big Stitched Postcard event. (Last year's is recorded on my other blog www.whiterlight.blogspot.com) The theme then was Discover. This year it was Celebrate. I got back to NY fr...

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Bloom True Brooklyn
This weekend I was at another 4 day art workshop, this time in Brooklyn, NY. It was led by the very wonderful Flora Bowley, an artist I know through online e-courses. She works in acrylic in a very spontaneous style,  using many layers. Her home and studio ...

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Charcoal Frida
Oooops, I missed a Sunday. Oh well.... I was in a rustic cabin in the Santa Clara mountains with no internet or tv for a few days, not even a car at my disposal to escape down to civilization and buy a coffee, so I suppose I can be forgiven. I was at an art...

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More intuitive painting
Off to California today for a 5 day art workshop near San Jose. No materials are provided so I've shipped them in advance. Hope they arri...

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Doodling around as the world falls apart
Moving..... giving the cat chicken flavored liquid prozac..... shuffling possessions between VA and NY....... feeling 'end of an era-ish"...

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Evolution of Moon Moth
  I took a course called "Bloom True" taught by the very wonderful Flora Bowley. Beginning stages. Adding lay...
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