Saturday, October 26, 2013

Well Said

We have to make mistakes. As artists, as people. It is how we learn. Mistakes made with the honest intention of learning, developing and growing are stepping stones. I make mistake all the time. But I am not always certain that I am learning from them.

Art mistakes are the easiest for me to learn from since I am so much more comfortable with paints and compositions than I am in the realm of friendships and conversation. I always find myself digging a deep hole without knowing how I've done it. People baffle me. Art not so much.

Friday, October 25, 2013


Manipulated photo of a turret at the  State Hospital with a custom texture.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Something Light for the Darker Days

My color study in watercolor for an acrylic painting. I love both paintings so much I would have a hard time letting either original go. Again... the beauty of digital technology. Just not sure that I like the faded purple edges this time... should have gone a bit brighter. That might be the problem with this one. But at least the yellows still really pop.


Things get a little crazy when you start making art. There are people who want to take from you and think that you will never know that you are being copied. Today I would like to share with you a post about the things that happen when you start to sell your art. I hope that it isn't happening to me before I sell.
So here is a post from Kelly Rae

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Hey Friends, Bloggers & Spammers,
The blog is getting a lot of hits lately but I can't tell how many hits are real and how many are spammers. You coding monkeys better have wings so you can fly away from Karma when she comes to kick your ass. For the handful of people who are real and enjoying the art here, I am afraid that I have to interrupt the regularly scheduled art with an important though sad and humbling announcement.

I would like to share this link and ask you for your support. If not in dollars then in prayers and shares. Desperate times call for desperate measures as they say. I've exhausted all my current options and seeking help from other venues is pretty tricky. For those of you who have never been in a situation where an accident or sudden illness is strangling you, there are humiliation situations to compound the primary problem. And some of the remedies are as destructive to the spirit as the origination problem.

So I am trying this route. If you read at the other blog then you know that I was hospitalized. This bills are coming due, finding help has taken so long that there are lawyers getting involved. I am trying to avoid the spirit crushing solutions. And I do not mind telling you, Depression has made some seriously perverse suggestions about getting out of this mess. But you also know that I have been reading I'm Off Then, by Hape Kerkeling. It is a chronicle of a spiritual journey, one which I am walking in parallel from my little corner of the world. In this saga, he finds himself at a stage on the Camino road in which he sees that life is survived in part by having good friends. And in part by having the faith & courage to place orders with the Universe to solve problems and keep going.

As I am on the stage where Placing and Order with the Universe can only help, I am placing that order and asking for help with this link to my fundraising page:

As I said, if you can not donate please send prayers and shares. Artwork as level rewards shoul be forthcoming. I am heading to the printer to find out what can be done.

Thank you.

Monday, October 21, 2013


Well that is something. The overlay option on the text doesn't actually translate into this picture like it should. In the editor is was crisp and bright. Here it is just a splotch. Well... live and learn. 

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