Art For Arts Sake…

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…

Bloom and Grow…

Happy Friday!(I think I am addicted to my Apple Pencil and not quite sure whether to ask for help or celebrate the fact. :)Before we moved, one of my job responsibilities was to submit a weekly report to the boss.  He had just taken office in January and used this exercise as a tool to learn … Continue reading Bloom and Grow…

Its All About That Pie…That Butterscotch Pie

Are you are wondering whats up with all the recent posts to my blog? Figured you might be....   We moved recently. I feel like we are 2/3 here in our new place and still 1/3 in our old place. My art supplies took a back seat in the initial move. So, here I am, no job, boxes … Continue reading Its All About That Pie…That Butterscotch Pie

Greetings and Salutations,Open House went great, and we all sold a few things. (even better news) Everyone seemed to be pleased and excited about what we are doing, and the musicians were a big hit as they set up on the street in front of our store and performed.  In fact, they trumped us in … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Around The World

3 little birds, singing sweet songs a melody pure and true...Thanksgiving traditions have undergone a slight transition for our family in the last couple of years.  In what has become officially titled (by me) as Thanksgiving Around the World, our family and friends unite for informal festivities.  It is such a pleasure to host this … Continue reading Thanksgiving Around The World

Reporting In…

Hello~I had to show off this picture.  There is something outrageous, and AWESOME (I'm just saying...) to see your name lit up like this.  Honestly, since the show, it has taken me a few days for my feet to hit the ground again. The show was a success, and the director informed me that it … Continue reading Reporting In…

.com and altered book art

Hello,Today, I, artist and blogger, purchased my domain name.  I know, does not sound so impressive to most people,it is to me.  Now all you have to remember is my name and you can find my blog.  www.valeriedowdy.com  What influenced this? Someone with a lot more technological sense than I.  Cyber squatters (who knew they existed) … Continue reading .com and altered book art

Workshop postponed…

update:My altered book workshop was postponed until November 1, at 4:30 (I am showing up late since I have to work that day). Anyone interested still has time to sign up. Dejected, I have noticed my thermometer proclaiming the temperature outside to be 33 degrees! Who turned off the sun? Am I ready for cold … Continue reading Workshop postponed…