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
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
That blog post title almost makes it sound like I'm starting a circus of some sort. While I'd love to have a herd of dancing elephants and a few tigers to add to my cat collection, there's just no room in my garden for a show under the big top. Instead, the only show I have … Continue reading Time for My Flying Dragons and Little Buddies
Anyone who's been following my slowly emerging art career over the past year will probably have noticed my work tends to stick to the realm of realism. But after the scramble to get enough pieces of artwork of a similar style completed for my solo show, I wanted to experiment with a few new things … Continue reading Getting Abstract With My New Piece of Artwork
No, that's not the title of a new fantasy novel, although it does have a nice Lord-of-the-Rings-You-Shall-Not-Pass ring to it. Instead, the Forgotten Query That Must Be Remembered was my most recent writing dilemma and one I hope to never have again. The Backstory Last March I was asked to do a presentation on my … Continue reading The Forgotten Query That Must Be Remembered
Last night was FINALLY the long-awaited night for the Artist Exhibit Program (AEP) orientation. The AEP is a terrific program through the Clackamas County Arts Alliance that puts local artists' work into various venues across the county (if you missed my super excited post about my unbelievable acceptance to the program, you can read it … Continue reading Colored Pencils? Aren’t Those for Kids?
Just because I'm off seeing some wonderfully historic stuff, eating too much, and probably walking a kazillion miles each day, doesn't mean I've forgotten about my faithful readers. To keep you entertained while I'm away, I'm recycling/revising one of my most popular posts: Are You Tough Enough To Be A Writer? Enjoy and see you … Continue reading Writing: The Toughest Job I’ll Ever Love
Remember a few years ago when a big hooplah was raised after Mattel put out the talking Barbie who said "Math is hard?" Well, if she had said "Writing is hard" I imagine many writers would have been clambering for this doll who finally understood them. Because writing is hard. No, strike that. Writing is … Continue reading Are You Tough Enough To Be a Writer?