it would appear as if I have dropped the ball on blogging, and in one sense I suppose that is an accurate statement.  To be honest, I am having a minor art space/identity crisis. I am NOT happy painting in my basement, and this has resulted in an unbalance and disturbance to my creating process. … Continue reading

Greetings,I am returned (pooped, but ok) from a judging event that I have done annually for several years for CEDAR program. The long and short of it is a program that was created to promote awareness, understanding and education about coal.  The judging takes place in KY.  It is not a long drive, but the … Continue reading

Art Cards

Greetings,I am working on some new greeting card designs for the shop.   Below are a sampling of new card designs of my original art that I am printing on nice heavyweight card stock soon.  These are in addition to the cards I have already printed which may be reviewed on a previous blog post CLICK HERE. … Continue reading Art Cards

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Progress…

Hello friends,   Here in our neck of the woods it appears as if fall has, well, fallen.  There are leaves everywhere.  Those lovely colors are fading quickly. More quickly than I care to consider.  I thought perhaps it is time for an update on my progress with the art show preparations.  Unfortunately, this part of … Continue reading Progress…

Day 360

Thursday.Abstract.8 x 10 oils (chunky style as per requested)Who among you knows the work of Salvador Dali?  Many people are at least aware of the "melting clock" which is a portion of a surreal work he did entitled The Persistence of Memory.   Surrealism peaked during WWI, during the Dada art movement.  Dadaism ushered in art … Continue reading Day 360

Day 359

Wednesday.I am throwing an abstract back into the mix tonight.  This one is for me, I needed the outlet.   With too many things crowding my thoughts, the best solution for me is to find a way to let them out.Often my abstracts are interpreted as windows, compartmentalization of some type-mostly, this is correct.  I … Continue reading Day 359

Day 358

Tuesday.I have recently acquired a new blogger friend, and she posted a comment to which I have had a strong reaction.  The statement, emphasized the importance of family and friends, and how my need for their support would be most realized when when this project is finished and put away.  At first, I did not … Continue reading Day 358