It’s a good thing….

Progress report on Art: Meh, not so much. The tree has come to a stand still. I think I just need to study it a while. I feel like I am close to being where I need to stop.  The painting and I will occupy space together for a bit and we will see how things … Continue reading It’s a good thing….

“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…”

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…

Being Thankful…

Night Light Star and Beautiful Colors from my Studio WindowsIt would appear that a lot of folks are gearing up and ready for the holidays, which I am glad to see and hear. I love to be busy and having fun, creating something special for you to share with your loved ones. That said, I will … Continue reading Being Thankful…

Kitsch, it is an integral part of the human condition…

 Update:The nursery letters are finished and home with the new expectant parents, where they anticipate and prepare for the upcoming event of Jasper! If you are interested in ordering/requesting personalized letters or art work, please contact me for information on pricing and placing orders. **A link to email me is provided on the ride column of the … Continue reading Kitsch, it is an integral part of the human condition…

creative activity

woman can best re-find herself in some sort of creative activity of her ownAnne Morrow LindberghJust in case you thought I have been lazy, uncreative or lost...  A little proof that I although I have not been blogging, it does not mean that I have not been creating....24 x 24 inch prestretched canvasacrylics & inkuntitled12 … Continue reading creative activity

 If you have read any of this blog at all, or know me personally, then you know I have an interest and fascination for trees that borders on obsession. So, when out to stock up on art supplies, I ran across this metal tree wall art/decor  ....how could I not bring it home with me? The only … 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

With less than two weeks left until Christmas I have been cranking out snowmen, ornament paintings, ornaments with paintings, and the like. I ran across this quote by Andy Warhol this week. It really resonates with me and I want to share it with you in this post. Most likely it become a permanent feature … Continue reading

Ive been a busy painter today and my back is not happy.  This post comes with the usual disclaimer/apology for the lousy quality and today color of the photos.  Yes the painting is for sale, if you have any questions contact me: valerie@valeriedowdy.comThere is an email link button feature just added top right of the … Continue reading