A few thoughts from Nancy Husari

Wacom, where have you been all my life?

By Nancy Husari | Aug 4, 2013

I just got a Wacom tablet (which is now called something else), so I can draw my scratchy little black lines in Photoshop. For those who don’t know what that is, it’s like being able to use a pen (with as fine or as thick a line as you want) right on your images on…

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The Political and the Personal

By Nancy Husari | Jul 31, 2013

Blogging is kind of a self-conscious activity because it’s completely available to the public, including many people that the blogger knows, but one also doesn’t know who’s reading it. It’s like being behind a one way mirror. But “they” tell me that it’s important to do it as part of getting my art out there…

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An Artist Among Artists

By Nancy Husari | Jun 24, 2013

I started off 2013 right by landing in Paris on New Years Day. Paris seems to kickstart my art. I’d spent a few months of June there a few years back (before the cats, the condo, and the paycuts) and I wrote in my journal that it was like being in a giant art bath.…

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Sketching on the Headlands (and follow-up watercolor)

By Nancy Husari | Mar 17, 2013

I met with two different art groups this weekend. On Saturday, I went to Rodeo Beach with the SF Sketchers. I learn so much from drawing with other people. A few weeks ago, I saw someone create a frame on a page and draw within it, so I tried it out this weekend. It made…

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Ferry Sketch

By Nancy Husari | Feb 17, 2013

Yesterday, I went to the Alameda Ferry with a new sketching group. I spent about an hour doing the black and white drawing of the crane above. After I gained an intimate knowledge of the crane, I was able to do a quick pen/watercolor sketch. Afterwards we went to a cafe and talked about art…

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The Blog With No Name

By Nancy Husari | Feb 2, 2013

There’s no getting around it. The only way to be successful at art (and by success, I simply mean to get something done.) is to sit in the studio and do it. The “studio” can be a real studio, your kitchen table, or a nice spot in a café. And if you haven’t done it…

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International Sketch Crawl

By Nancy Husari | Jan 19, 2013

Did you know that today was International Sketch Crawl Day? I didn’t, but coincidentally, I was out sketching in Albany with the Bay Area Urban Sketchers. I was inspired by the Meetup group that I drew with in Paris, so I decided to be more open and proactive about finding more drawing groups here at…

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Doing Art in Paris

By Nancy Husari | Jan 15, 2013

It’s been challenging to draw here. It’s winter, so it’s cold outside, and the apartment I’m staying in is an 1860s Haussmann building, including the lighting, so it’s kind of dim in here. On Thursday, I gathered all of my strength to stand in line for one hour to get into the D’Orsay. By the…

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Flying into the New Year–in Paris

By Nancy Husari | Dec 30, 2012

I am posting a picture of my art studio. It’s never been this orderly before. I spent SEVEN hours over a three day period decluttering for the appraiser. Now that it’s this orderly, I am hoping to get a clutter consultant in to help me with my goal for 2013—a place for everything and everything in…

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