Monthly Archives: May 2011

Commemorate the sacrifices…

I spent Memorial Day watching over my husband who had back surgery.  The hospital’s window was frosted over, so I couldn’t sketch by looking outside.  So I found this picture in a magazine and sketched it.  I used black ink, … Continue reading

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on knowing your audience

I love that phrase… know your audience… because it holds meaning from past experience for me.  As a teacher, I know that the learner has to connect to prior knowledge.  What do I know already?  And then asking, what do … Continue reading

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Pineapple 2- Mixed Media – Completed

5-26-2011;©Mary Ritter -all rights reserved; Batiks, Threads, Hand/Machine Embroidery, Hand/ Machine Quilting The completed concept of a pineapple that started with a sketch and developed into a water color piece is now a completed mixed media art work.  Before beginning … Continue reading

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on practicing… my eyes are on you!

I am currently reading Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.  He describes successful people like Bill Gates and Bill Joy, founders of Microsoft and Sun Systems respectively, and how the circumstances of their young lives promulgated them into their success.  We often think … Continue reading

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on being a beginner…..

Part of being an artist must be knowing who we are in our creativity and how we process creativity.  I know I am a “finisher”,  a product person, so I think I will have to allow the product creation to … Continue reading

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