A journey from the hospital to the studio

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Prepare for the terrible Georgia ICE storm

Hello Everyone,

I hope every one has bought their milk, bread and butter for the second time this month. This evening Kroger was sold out of milk. I now sit happily with my Almond milk (that’s all that was left). NOT that I mind, I drink it time to time 4 (4)I have returned from Tennessee. I had WAY too much fun playing with my little cousin Carson. I was more than happy to watch him for Tom and Amy. Don’t think that I haven’t been drawing, in fact I have finished “Old Tibetan Man.” For the progression of the piece look at the my easel page

With old man winter making another stand I needed a bright sunshine piece to pick me up. Here is the beginning of “Summer dreams.” Perhaps it’s because I’ve been around a bunch of little kids these past few weeks I really wanted to draw one. This will be a color piece, check out the easel page.


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I have so much in my heart and mind that I can hardly stop myself from starting more and more. Things bouncing in my mind are “doors and windows” an architectural piece that will be the death of me. An oil painting still life, and an oil painting of my great-grandmother. My grandmother really wanted me to paint her mother… but first I have to learn oils. I haven’t painted yet either, I guess I feel like I’m not ready to paint, I feel like my drawing skills need to be better. This is something I will need to ‘get over.’

Lastly, there is something that I did not do before going to Tennessee. Jazz, my lovable but psychotic, dog did NOT get the memo that I was leaving for a few nights. Last time, He made it a point to poop on my brand new white rug. This is really strange. Jazz is a really good buddy who NEVER goes to the bathroom in the house. I was visiting my Mom in Hilton Head, SC at the time. I thought that he must have been really sick or something. But I have learned that it is really separtation anxiety. He pooped like mad again, and since there was no brand new white rug, He hopped up on to my drawing pads stacked neatly in the corner. Thankfully only one of my pieces was ruined. Here she is. Needless to say, I won’t be selling  her up on my etsy account. photo 4 (3)I plan on updating that soon.

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Happy February! Spring may be around the corner.

After a few days of work, I have resumed work on my old man portrait. I drove to Tennessee today after meeting with my teacher and mentor, John Horne.
I came to Tennessee to meet the newest addition to our family! Welcome into the world baby Elliott Hutto.
I forgot to take a picture while working. I tend to get into the zone and forget to take pictures along the way. I promise I will get better.



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