Holidaze!

After spending days in a flurry (pun intended) of painting snowmen, I've suddenly come to a screeching halt. I am out of canvas! How did I let this happen you wonder? I have been so busy painting that I was not keeping a close enough check on my dwindling inventory and the next thing I knew … Continue reading Holidaze!

Giclée or Not to Giclée…

News:If you have ever been interested in my artwork, but for various reasons were unable to commit to a purchase then I have some news I hope will rekindle your  attention. After meeting with a contractor, I now have access to reasonably priced giclée prints. In return, I am now able to offer you a variety … Continue reading Giclée or Not to Giclée…

Holiday Season Opens Early…

As fall weather brings out weather that varies from cool frosts, sunny and/or rainy days, it seems to have stimulated my friends, neighbors and coworkers holiday spirit. I, certainly find that it is easier to focus on the holidays and shopping when mother nature reminds me with beautiful colors, falling leaves, frosts and cool temperatures, … Continue reading Holiday Season Opens Early…

Some of you have already seen my newest surreal tree art. (well, the mostly completed version of it anyway) I thought the tree looked kind of "floaty". I went back in and gave the back ground some details to help ground the tree image. If you are wondering about the canvas, well it is not one I could … 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

Set Painting for a local theatre production window(we gotta give back, right??)One of the cool things about artists, crafts people, and local business owners is thatwe love to share/trade/bargain with each other for projects.A certain friend of ours, is a great Dr. Who fan. He really wanted a scarf. I am not into the series, … Continue reading

Nudes. The study of the female and male form have been a favorite subject matter for artists since, well, since forever.  As far back there is evidence of this fact. In 28,000-25,000 BCE the Venus/Woman of Willendorf was created, during the paleolithic era. Found in a cave in Austria, she was created out of a … Continue reading

It appears that Old Man Winter has finally found Southwest Virginia.  Until last week we had been fortunate enough to have missed severe weather and enjoy relatively mild seasonal temperatures, that is, until this past week.  Not only has one winter storm blasted through (quickly thank goodness), but another is predicted to hit tonight and … Continue reading

I hope everyone had a great holiday and is gearing up for a new year. Because, ready or not it is hereI have slacked in blogging, but for a legitimate reason- I've been personalizing snowmen, painting ornaments and feeling very fortunate-if a little overwhelmed at times! Thank you all for the positive response and support. … Continue reading

Is everyone ready for a snowy Thanksgiving? Well you sure as heck better be if you live in Wise County. We have about 3 accumulated inches here in Big Stone Gap and it is still coming down!!!! I am sure my friends and family up the mountain could report more. The elevation in BSG is … Continue reading