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I have a recent growing interest in altered art. In particular altered paintbrushes. I've used brushes in my work a few times, and I've always felt that used paintbrushes have an unseemly and sad ending in their lives. It's an attachment that I feel to a particular brush that wears just how I like, or applies … Continue reading Altered Art Brushes
A lot of my work happens without any conscious decision or direction. What I mean by this, is that I do not always begin with a clear concept or idea in mind. But rather the process begins as a doodling exercise, or in an effort to clear my thoughts and mentally change gears. As I … Continue reading Finished!
I'm not a big fan of the expression Art For Arts Sake, let me explain why. Because it implies that there is no real art being created any longer. Art is progressive in its very nature. But, when the recreations of past generations of study are copied for the purpose of selling to the masses art … Continue reading Art For Arts Sake…
Recently, I've been looking through my photos of Abe our dog. He's a cairn terrier, and he just celebrated his 14th birthday. Abe has been with us since he was eight weeks old and to say that he's kept us on our toes would be an understatement. He's a master of manipulation and I'm probably … Continue reading Illustrations of Abraham…
In today's world technology moves so quickly that most of us struggle to keep up with its infinite boundaries. I will argue that the connection between the artist, their canvas and media of choice is irreplaceable. I am not dismissive of the benefits and productivity that technology affords an artist. The challenge of manipulating a … Continue reading What Do You See?
In between emptying boxes or totes, I pulled out my iPad,and Apple Pencil. I was feeling a creative vibe and wanted to nurture it, despite all the chaos that is currently surrounding me. I mean that in the most literal sense! Totally off subject: You know, I've purged once already when we were packing to … Continue reading Let’s Throw Some Art In…
A new journey
How did it get to be August so quickly? My summer feels like it has passed very quickly, almost a blur at times. The last three months have brought on a lot of change for my view from 1502. Most times I feel like I am still catching my breath, and hang on while my life clicks along, like … Continue reading Sunflowers; Crazed with the love of light
I am working on this blog post and struggling to come up with words to write, and I am also listening to music. Bob Segar's, Running Against the Wind, starts...and that makes me think about the album cover (for those of you who don't know what an album cover is, it is the old school protective jacket … Continue reading What to Leave in, What to Leave Out