So What’s New In My Art World…?

I dropped the blogging ball, so to speak, and I'm sorry about that! I began a full time job a while back, and honestly, I am trying to absorb a lot of new information and working again after a long hiatus is really kicking my butt. I just haven't had the energy to create. So what … Continue reading So What’s New In My Art World…?

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?

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….

Coming Soon…..

Where to start? Lately, It seems that I am either wide open and elbow deep in art work and projects or completely stagnant. Recently, I've read about the growing resurgence of interest in coloring, not just for children, but for adults too. The meditative benefits and de-stressing are multitudinous, all you have to do is pick up … Continue reading Coming Soon…..

Grieving

We all approach pain/loss/death in a different manner. It is true that an artists mind is wired differently, in that their brains allow them to think more metaphorically, which is what allows them to be more creative. The precuneus region is where this takes place,it is involved in a range of functions but basically linked to … Continue reading Grieving

Rebirth of a work…

Insomnia strikes again in the wee hours of this Monday morning...Turning myself to something productive (after finding little of import on Facebook feeds and Instagram), I thought you might appreciate a post that focuses on a piece of art that I began working again, a little over a week ago.This particular piece has gone through … Continue reading Rebirth of a work…

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…

“Its not nice to fool mother nature…”

Happy belated Halloween greetings to you all. I hope you enjoyed your festivities. Here in SW Virginia we had pouring rain with blustery, cold winds. This slowed down the numbers of trick or treaters to 72 this year. The worsening weather followed up later in the night by bringing snow in to the higher elevations … Continue reading “Its not nice to fool mother nature…”