This past weekend, my friends and I went to a garden show. Last year, I was still living in the Northeast, and I went to the Philadelphia Garden Show, which is the largest one in the world. The display we saw this past weekend paled...

I am working feverishly toward ilustrating one of the picture books that I wrote about 15 years ago. This particular book's main character is a cow. She is not just any, old cow, however. The cow for this picture book is a unique animal with...

I remember the day that I first read Robert Frost's Mending Wall. That was when I first realized that fences have at least two purposes: they can either keep critters inside a fenced area, or they might serve to keep critters outside a fenced area. Ozarks...

In mid-September, I launched an adult art class for some ladies in my new town of Harrison, Arkansas. At the beginning of their third month of classes, I already see that all of my students have flourished. This morning, one of my students posted her...

I believe that many years ago I read the words: “Trees are Rooted Men.” On the other hand, I may have simply imagined that quote. Regardless however, I often see the human form within the structure of a tree, and in many of my supposedly...

When drawing or painting pumpkins, the first and most important thing to consider is that every pumpkin is different and that none of them are perfect. The stems are almost twisted and contorted and almost every pumpkin has blemishes, scars, and warts, and the ridges do...

Late last year, I illustrated pro baseball player Mark Littel's book of autobiographical tales with a group of graphite pencil drawings. In this tutorial, I'll show you how you might begin to copy my drawing for yourself. Farm Goose - Jacki Kellum Graphite Pencil Drawing for Retired...