A few days ago my daughter sent me this photo of the multicultural box of colored pencils. (Nice, crayola) I got a little curious about crayons and looked up a few fun facts. I was surprised to learn that the multicultural shades were actually introduced in 1992. The decision made from feedback provided by consumers … Continue reading 8 Shades of Multicultural…
I think this window sums up how I feel this Monday morning. :/ even my awesome drive to work playlist hasn't helped. I think this is going to require a bucket of coffee. Where did my sunny warming days go?? Come back!!! Monday and rain...??!! No fair! This is Abe, and his face says it … Continue reading Monday, Monday….
Its been a while since I advertised my coloring books, Abstract Expressions, Dogs Rule & Cats Do too (inspired by Abe the senior-diabetic cairn terrier who is very vital to our story) and Destination Wise County (a tribute to our hometown of 30+ years). I'd like to remind everyone that coloring is a great … Continue reading A Rainy Morning, From Where I Sit
So.... where the heck have I been, right? It's a very long story, but if you like, I am back and ready to share. Let's roll back the clock about a year, and since I am not one for sharing a lot of personal details, let me try my best to nutshell this story. I came … Continue reading Check Out My New Digs…
Stay tuned and don't give up on me. I've a lot going on right now but I will be back!Peace,Valerie
Abstract Expressions Coloring Book Volume Threeby Valerie DowdyThis video gives you a glimpse of the images inside volume three!
I am 50 today. Honestly, I am not sure that I like the idea of the number fifty so much. What does a number really mean at the end of any one life? I've known people who live short lives to the fullest measure taking pleasure instead of waiting for it to come find them and others … Continue reading
Art: there is no new art, no progress on WIP's or any other relevant comments and discussion regarding my art....So where does that leave me for an update on the blog? Good Question. In fact, one I have been pondering for days now without any real success. Some artists and writers make this all seem so … Continue reading
The time is nearing for me to take down my current exhibit in the Harris Gallery in Wise, where did the time go? It is now time to focus on a quickly approaching fall and holiday season, again, where did the time go?With these things in mind, we have decided to create a line of limited … Continue reading
As the editor of our local paper and I were recently talking, (thanks again Glenn for that great article on my exhibit!!), it occurred to us that there must surely be others out there with a desire to come together artistically. Wise County Modernist is a facebook monicker, that Glenn had already created. Our goal now is … Continue reading wise county modernists….