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
8 x 10 oilsWednesday.I know I owe you a blog entry.I will get one up here soon....To Amy on day 351 art. I looked up the exhibition (I did not know about it--until today). Thanks for telling me. Thanks for commenting too!Nite,Valerie
8 x 10 oilsSunday.Hope everyone is having a fantastic Labor Day Weekend. We are certainly trying our best to as well.We took a short car trip today. Our goal was to revisit a barbecue place about an hours drive from our home. Someone has taken a working grist mill, added a small country store and restaurant. Interestingly, … Continue reading Day 349
8x10 oils on canvasIF ever there was any doubt in your mind about the poor quality of the BlackBerry Curve camera. Let tonight's post erase it here and now.IT SUCKS.This photo was taken on an iPod Touch 4. I had to do nothing except crop the photo and post. That was it. I am shocked … Continue reading Day 147….
8x10 oils on canvasSomeone once told me that an artist should pick a genre and then produce produce produce. I agree, with the produce produce produce theory. Which is why I am in the middle of this project. As much as I understand the purpose and concept, it just is not me. Certain aspects reoccur in … Continue reading Day 140 …..pick something and stick to it? no way!
8x10 "Rhyme of Another Summer" $125There is a song that I have been so moved by. Often, I listen to it 2 or 3 times consecutively. This song is so simple and powerful. It calms me and inspires me. If, for some reason you are not familiar with the piece, here is a link to … Continue reading Day 130 comptine d’un autre été
close up of texture8x10 oils on canvas $115Picasso says that there is no abstract, that you must start from something, and remove all traces of reality. Pollock thought that abstract should be enjoyed in the way that music is. Painting is, for me, similar to a meditation or prayer. When I can let go of fears, … Continue reading day 27