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Archives for April 2014

Lessons from a Square Cloud

  I looked up as we were traveling and there it was, this square cloud. I don’t ever remember seeing a cloud with such a pronounced geometric shape, like it jut emerged from a box. Clouds are uncontainable. They do their own thing. Organic by nature, they cannot be bound and know no limits. I’m the […]

Afraid You Can’t Satisfy the Longing?

What is it that you long to do? For me it was drawing & painting faces.  If you are familiar with the art I’ve done over the last decade, you’ll see the face and figure present in almost every piece. I have relied heavily (ok, totally!) on photographs to convey and represent my love of the […]

You Have to Play to Win

The giveaway for Joanne Sharpe’s The Art of Whimsical Lettering was quite fun because I asked for CREATIVE entries. The most creative entry came from Phoebe from Sweet Skies: Well… Last week I got a call from my boss (I’m a journalist) who wanted to send me to Africa last minute to do a report […]

just because

  A gift from a friend in California arrived here in Maryland on this beautiful California dreamin’ kind of day.  I’m taking a moment from my busy day to share it with you just because the giver took a moment from her day to send it to me. After my initial swoon of gratitude for […]

Getting It Write – The Art of Whimsical Lettering Giveaway

  My friend Joanne Sharp has given us all a gift. There’s no longer a need to study  the exacting art of calligraphy to get wonderful, artful lettering into your artwork. The secret is to use and embellish your own handwriting. The Art of Whimsical Lettering is an artful instruction book about creating stylized fonts and expressive […]

Circumstances & Color

Intentional Printing: An Interview with Lynn Krawczyk

Intentional Printing by Lynn Krawczyk is a must addition to your surface design library. I’ve always admired Lynn for both her can-do attitude and her energizer bunny approach to her art. Lynn produces like a full-time artist yet works full times an engineer. Talk about switching gears! While I have been doing a variety of […]

How Artists Hokey Pokey

Today I am doing the artist’s version of the Hokey Pokey.

Mirror Image

  Mirrors are great for checking our appearance. We want to know how we look. Do we look good, clean, successful, polished, presentable? Mirrors will answer all those questions, but it’s all just packaging. Some of us are wrapped in plain brown paper tied with a string. Others prefer the glitz of shiny wrapping paper […]