Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Women are from Venus

Women are from Venus, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Small limited palette
pastel sketch in Tami's sketchbook for sketchbook exchange.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

No Way Out

No way out is an abstract sketch drawn in Tami's sketchbook for a sketchbook exchange. I also did some more work on Autumn Lane. I thought it was done earlier but decided it wasn't. I hope it's done now!

4 new sketches

These are by me in Tami's skecthbook for my second sketchbook exchange group. They are composed entirely of dots (and a few accidental dashes when the car went over a bump). Sometimes the only time I have to do art is in the car while BB drive PB to piano or such.

1. Self-portrait of the artist as a cat
2. detail from Self-portrait of the artist as a cat
3. Hennie Mavis's cat and mine
4. An autumn lane

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Harvest, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. I suppose this is the quintessential cliche of autumn, but I couldn't resist. In Mike Kline's Big Book. Polychromos pencils and graphite pencil.

{And let me tell you, the scan is terrible! I the barn is red, the sky is blue. (all those nice clicheed colors!) Oh well.}

I am leaving Thursday for 4-days at a poetry conference/retreat/workshop in
Harbor Springs, MI.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

I'm Feeling . . . Melancholy

I'm Feeling . . . Melancholy, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Sunset through fabric of thin white tent at fall festival, Jackson MI. No Photoshop! For Photo Friday "I'm Feeling . . . " Theme.

Tiny Toad

This tiny Toad sits in a child's hands. For Thursday Photochallenge: Tiny. I love the gold filagree in the eye. Click image to view larger.

Friday, October 03, 2008


Sugary (Cotton Candy), by Mary Stebbins Taitt, for Illustration Friday's Sugary Challenge. In Sketchboook, from sketchbook exchange, pen and ink.

When I think of sugary, I think of cotton candy, which I haven't had since I was a kid. I did this brand new tonight.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

YAY! I got an award.

Wahoo! Blue Rose gave me an artblog award! Thank you, Blue Rose, I am truly honored! In a short time, I will return and list some awardees for my award. There are a huge number of very deserving people with wonderful artblogs. Hard decisions. These are the ones I picked. Blue Rose, Mick Mather, Andrea, and Jim Doran.

And here is their award, I hope the originator of the award doesn't mind that I made it a little different for those who've won more than one.