Life is like a box of crayons…

I have news! No, the coloring book is not finished, BUT, I just sent it to the printer. To add to my excitement, a friend emailed me a link of a story about a #countrymusic performer #MirandaLambert who has recently discovered the benefits of, and begun to use #coloring as #meditation and #relaxation from her stressful schedule. … Continue reading Life is like a box of crayons…

Evolution of Substance….

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I am painting a violin for a fundraising Gala for Symphony of the Mountains. The piece is finished and making its way to one of the organization members. I have never painted an instrument before and I knew there would be unique challenges to creating a design which would … Continue reading Evolution of Substance….

18 x 24 inch canvasuntitled....maybe Uncontrolled?mixed mediaby Valerie DowdySometimes I feel overwhelmed with the chaos of life and the art I create can be basically....art vomit. (an uncontrolled stream or flow)What do I mean? Every day we have struggles and conflicts. It is life. But from time to time that swirling, maelstrom seems uncontainable. Finding its … Continue reading

Creativity & Writing:  For a long while now, I have been struggling with the frequency of my creative inspiration (or lack of).  Mine comes and goes, mostly it seems to go. In part, this could be because I am using mine up in an unrelated field; writing. I am just now ready to admit this.((No, … Continue reading

…as 2011 comes to an end

Untitled (for now) 18 x 24Mixed MediaI am definitely in an art making mood!With more spare time than should be my share, I am creating in several genres. The image above is the current piece on my easel. ( I THINK it is finished).I have been sharing the progress with you in recent weeks.  If you … Continue reading …as 2011 comes to an end

Day 365…Le Grande Finale

Tuesday.September 20, 2011. Approaching tonight's blog is no less taxing than any other night.  On the matter of perfecting or honing my skills, I will confess that I have fallen short of the goal.  In the scheme of things does it hurt my creativity? I can not truly say, and I must admit that I am … Continue reading Day 365…Le Grande Finale