Hill City Handmade Holiday Market

....is THIS SATURDAY, November 4, Downtown Lynchburg, Virginia. I hope I will see you there. I’m going to recap what I’ll be bringing to the market this week, ‘let’s get to it: Peace, ~Valerie  

Painting like a Boss…

Who’s ready for some budget friendly and unique holiday gifts...

Altered Art Brushes

I have a recent growing interest in altered art. In particular altered paintbrushes. I've used brushes in my work a few times, and I've always felt that used paintbrushes have an unseemly and sad ending in their lives. It's an attachment that I feel to a particular brush that wears just how I like, or applies … Continue reading Altered Art Brushes

Art For Arts Sake…

I'm not a big fan of the expression Art For Arts Sake, let me explain why. Because it implies that there is no real art being created any longer. Art is progressive in its very nature. But, when the recreations of past generations of study are copied for the purpose of selling to the masses art … Continue reading Art For Arts Sake…

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?

A little something different…

Something I've been interested in and even worked on in a secret blog is writing. I like to write, but as with anything never attempted, am not sure I have what it takes to be any good. So, I started a story, and decided to be brave and share its progress as I work more … Continue reading A little something different…