Zendoll is my alter ego. It's the spirit doll of eternal hope and lovingkindness. Zendoll Workshop is the place where pure creative energy flows freely. My goal is to get out of my own way to create a path to my potential. Thanks for visiting - it takes a village.
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Welcome to Zendoll Workshop where art making and musings will occasionally provide mirth and a message.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Art Class Wednesdays
According to folklore and native American symbolism, crows and ravens are known to be our spirit guides. They are considered to possess and influence intuition and creativity. This recent sketch was done in class at the Toronto School of Art. The ground is a gesso board with acrylic medium for pastels as the first layer. The sketch was done with a 4B graphite pencil. It was set with a non-toxic fixative by Degas - called Spectra Fix. If you haven't tried this one, it's a keeper. You can throw out your toxic aerosols, and seal the deal with Spectra Fix. I am equally excited about creating a 'toothy' surface for pastels and conte with yet another acrylic medium. There are so many out there, and you can paint and draw on most of them. More on that later.
As a former gym owner, fitness geek and yoga teacher, I now get to follow the creative passions that have always been there waiting to be expressed. I hope to figure out what I want to do when I grow up, but for now, I dabble in countless areas of interest. I love reading your comments, and look forward to knowing you through your blog as well.