The View From Where I Sit Now…

...has drastically changed! When we moved to Big Stone Gap (1463 ft), we felt we had literally descended the mountain. However, moving to Lynchburg (630 ft.) opened my eyes! We all know that creativity takes shape in all sorts of ways, mine is in a more domestic form as we settle in to our new nest. … Continue reading The View From Where I Sit Now…

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?

Painted in 2001Yesterday I spent some time going through some older artwork and materials in the basement, this is where I had originally set up my studio area. In one corner there are shelves where we store different things. Things such as, stuff we inherited from the past owner, canned green beans (yes I canned … 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

HAND PAINTED GLASS ORNAMENTS ARE HERE!

As one holiday weekend wears down I am gearing up for yet another one.  My ornaments are all painted, signed and numbered.  I have purchased gift bags, tissue and attached a gift tag to the bags to make it super easy for purchasing these ornaments as gifts. When I came up with the idea of … Continue reading HAND PAINTED GLASS ORNAMENTS ARE HERE!

….fundraising and doodle art

....MondayAnother quiet day in the studio, unfortunately. With the economy slowed to a crawl, it is a difficult time to market my art. Being a "more room in the glass" kind of thinker I am charging onward toward the holidays with my fingers AND toes crossed. The reveal for my twelve numbered and signed ornaments  will … Continue reading ….fundraising and doodle art