Geez, how long has it been since I set my colored pencils and paintbrushes aside to buckle down and truly focus on writing? Sifting back through the old blog post pile, it looks like it was WAY back in August 2017 (you know, ancient times as far as the Interwebs go) when I wrote about … Continue reading One Last Artistic Hurrah
Looking Forward, Looking Back
Ooh, doesn't that sound like an introspective blog title!? Don't worry, I haven't started taking myself too seriously (NEVER!), but over the past few weeks I have been having a good think about how things have been going and how I want to proceed based on that thinking. Geez, that does sound introspective doesn't it? … Continue reading Looking Forward, Looking Back
Time for You to Help the Wonky Windmill
Sometimes you get an idea in your head for a project and it turns out super spectacular. Other times, you need to call in the troops for a bit of assistance. The latter is the case with my latest collage whose current name is "Wonky Windmill." I'm hoping my fabulous readers can help de-wonkify this … Continue reading Time for You to Help the Wonky Windmill
Come See Me On Broadway!
Okay, maybe it's more like "in" Broadway, as in The Broadway Gallery where my latest art show just started a couple days ago. If you've been keeping track (and even I can't keep track on most days), this is my fourth show this year: two showings with the Clackamas County Arts Alliance (one of which … Continue reading Come See Me On Broadway!
One Man’s Junk Is My “Tray” Bien Treasure
Normally when I hear the phrase "One man's junk is another man's treasure" I think, nope, it's all junk and perhaps Mr. Another Man needs some intervention for his hoarding issues. However, while strolling the neighborhood the other day, I came across a piece of someone's junk that I knew had a bit of treasure … Continue reading One Man’s Junk Is My “Tray” Bien Treasure
Just Like Michelangelo
That's right, just like Michelangelo, my art now decorates the interior of a church. Okay, maybe not just like Michelangelo since I didn't have to build my own scaffolding to install it or risk a major kink in the neck to create it. And I doubt tourists from all over the world are going to … Continue reading Just Like Michelangelo
Decorating Another Wall with My Art
I know I am LOOOOONG overdue for a Sketchbook Show Off, but other news keeps getting in the way, and even my news has gotten in the way of my news. Take for example, my latest art show that went up in May. You didn't even know about it did you? Luckily, I'm dedicating this … Continue reading Decorating Another Wall with My Art
A Bit of Birthday Art for My Mom!!
Happy Birthday Mom!!! In case you didn't figure it out by that first sentence, today is my mom's birthday - I won't tell you how old she is because... That would just be rude. You're never too old for your mom to dole out a bit of corporal punishment on your behind (not that I've … Continue reading A Bit of Birthday Art for My Mom!!
Getting Scrappy With My Art
Hello Everyone! A few weeks ago I attended an Art Trade Show hosted by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance. Even though none of the displays grabbed my eye, I couldn't escape the siren's call to wander through their little shop of art supplies. I managed to resist many tempting treats, but somehow a pack of … Continue reading Getting Scrappy With My Art