Posts by Nancy Husari

The Blog With No Name

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

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

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

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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Cat Prayer Flags (Not)

I have another event coming up in two weeks—the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest, and I have had a goal of creating ten cat prayer flags (see previous post) to see how they’d sell. I cleared out my schedule and had a goal of making five prayer flags today. Easy, right? Not so…

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Practicing for Paris

I scheduled in a half hour of sketching in the Blue Dot Cafe in Alameda. Here’s what I saw through the window. Can you tell what the woman is doing from her body language? The name of this post is Practicing for Paris because I will be in Paris for a little over a week…

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Out of sorts, but still got it done by the deadline…

I had one helluva time getting this done today. I’ve had the idea for awhile, and I thought it would be easy to draw, but I procrastinated all day and am not entirely happy with the results, but I do like the flying monkey a lot. Sometimes that’s just how it is with a deadline.…

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A Cartoon in its Infancy

Gary Larson (The Far Side) wrote something like, ‘When a cartoonist is working, it looks a lot like s/he is just goofing around.’ Or it can look like the cartoonist is working at their “regular” job or doing a myriad of other tasks, but they are actually writing and revising in their head. That’s how…

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Self Portrait

I Know my Facebook friends are probably sick of looking at this self portrait by now, but I want to blog about it a bit. (Pretty self-absorbed, aren’t I?) I really like this self-portrait, and it was fun getting feedback on it on Facebook yesterday. I have hated self-portraits in the past. I did my…

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