Terry Lee is a very talented artist friend of mine in Coeur d’Alene ID. Did you know we had such a talented individual living so close by? He has a beautiful website showing the galleries and types of work he does.
I just discovered this great YouTube Video about his monument sculpture process. It is quite informative. I am even going to take some sculpture classes when he has them. You wouldn’t believe the big sculptures in his studio. Inspirational.
Terry continues to be a wonderful inspiration to me in my own art. A truly cool dude! Check out his video! If viewing this inspires you, please like and follow him and help spread the word. Artists supporting other artists!
Practicing figure & portrait drawing or painting. Driving down to Coeur d’Alene ID to Terri Lee’s studio last night I experienced another evening with fellow artists, painting and drawing from a live model. This is actually an alternate definition of “Heaven” to any artist. Figure drawing always improves my art.
Our model normally does nude figure poses in multiple positions allowing quick impressions and sketches. This evening she remained clothed for three hours, taking the same pose each session for 20-minutes with breaks between. The increased time enables us to get up close and concentrate on her facial features. She is a young lean gymnastically active figure. Her features include dark hair, smooth soft pastel skin, and beautiful green eyes. We all loved her bright red Christmas turtleneck sweater and her charming personality. I look forward to figure-drawing with her again.
Since Terri is off taking care of sculpture work in Montana, you can see a cool video about his sculpture process here. It was an all-female group this time and some gorgeous work came out of this last winter session along with friendly chatter about the ways of life for an artist.
I will miss these Monday night drawing sessions so I plan on getting more involved so Terri doesn’t have to handle all of it. Having this kind of opportunity to meet others and improve is absolutely priceless. I love my artist dates hanging out with “birds of a feather” as I strive to improve my individual art skills by hanging out with people more talented than myself. It is so inspiring to talk and share secrets with like souls in this creative profession. Every time I make the effort to set up my supplies and drive down to Coeur d’Alene ID to make it to this my soul comes home with lasting a smile. It is an infusion of hope and inspiration with contact with other artists.
Good morning, artist style. This rainbow-colored caterpillar is who greeted me this morning in a fantastic way. It gave me a great pick-me-up. I love that this 10 legged character was the first smile I received today. What great creativity you both have, Thank you, girls!
Friends Warm the Heart
We were lucky to have Bruce Morris and his girls over for a visit on Saturday It was fun to be able to just talk, eat and walk around. Pete worked 30+ years at Kaiser Aluminum on a rotating shift. It’s always wonderful to be able to actually meet his fellow worker friends. You hear a person’s name over and over, through the years but, you don’t really know them. It is virtually impossible to schedule get-togethers when working opposite shifts.
I have met Bruce a few times at the Kaiser yearly Silverwood Company Day. But honestly, this is the first time we have actually been able to visit and get to know him and his girls. Seems like the mystery man “Bruce” has now become a real person to me. Plus, Bruce’s girls are two of the nicest and most talented artists and I can’t wait to be able to draw and paint with them sometime soon.
Friends are More Important Than Ever
The simple things like being able to see and visit with a friend, are really appreciated after extensive periods of confinement. Am so ready to end this Covid 19 quarantine and have a normal friend and family relationships again. I want to enjoy getting my ski legs on and playing with friends on the hill.
Publicly Burning Bras (Masks)?
It is time to march down the main street burning these dang masks…. as far as I am concerned! That is where my head is at!