Sassy Wine Chick Thoughts on V-Day

Roses are red. Wine is red. Poetry is hard. Wine.

Art, Selfies & Magritte

The art club, of which i am a member, is having a portrait exhibition in September 2018. I don't normally do portraits, right? But something resonated in me, and I began to feel like I should create something. So I am/have been working on a piece. One of my favorite self portraits is a surreal … Continue reading Art, Selfies & Magritte

A Feature and an Article!

Check it out! Two biggies to share: I have a feature article on a local paper called “The Burg” in Lynchburg, Virginia Valerie Dowdy Art on The Burg AND a coloringbook feature on the 2017 Local Holiday Gift Guide, in “New in Lynchburg” Valerie Dowdy Coloring Book feature on New in Lynchburg Thanks to you … Continue reading A Feature and an Article!

Illustrations of Abraham…

Recently, I've been looking through my photos of Abe our dog. He's a cairn terrier, and he just celebrated his 14th birthday. Abe has been with us since he was eight weeks old and to say that he's kept us on our toes would be an understatement. He's a master of manipulation and I'm probably … Continue reading Illustrations of Abraham…

What Do You See?

In today's world technology moves so quickly that most of us struggle to keep up with its infinite boundaries. I will argue that the connection between the artist, their canvas and media of choice is irreplaceable. I am not dismissive of the benefits and productivity that technology affords an artist. The challenge of manipulating a … Continue reading What Do You See?

Let’s Throw Some Art In…

In between emptying boxes or totes, I pulled out my iPad,and Apple Pencil. I was feeling a creative vibe and wanted to nurture it, despite all the chaos that is currently surrounding me. I mean that in the most literal sense!  Totally off subject: You know, I've purged once already when we were packing to … Continue reading Let’s Throw Some Art In…