Are You A Crayon Or A Marker Person? Perhaps You Are Somewhere In-Between?

Partial shipment of coloring books are in, and reactions are positive!Abstract Expressions by Valerie DowdyAs I am organizing some paperwork this morning, it occurs to me that many of you will soon be coloring and enjoying drawings that are my creations. Wow. This kind of messes with my mind, but in a good way, as I … Continue reading Are You A Crayon Or A Marker Person? Perhaps You Are Somewhere In-Between?

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

Your Success and Happiness lies in you…..

In preparation of my day I begin with a quick check to see if it is my turn to "draw something" in the online pictionary type game we play.  Then I read through a few blogs of friends and on to facebook I go to make sure I am aware of any important events happening … Continue reading Your Success and Happiness lies in you…..

Don’t be afraid to fail…

Untitledfrom the Surreal Tree Series12 x 12on 400 series, linen canvas papermixed mediaWORK IN PROGRESSI am currently working on another piece in the surreal trees series. The photos I am posting show the current progress and a close up section of details. This piece of art has been a companion to me during the week, as … Continue reading Don’t be afraid to fail…