My Favourite Art Supplies: Paper – The Best Big Pad

Canson Biggie Sketch Pads 18 In. X 24 In.:  The Review: This paper is awesome. It has a semi-smooth surface and is sturdy enough to take some rough strokes. It is miles above newsprint, which has its own beauty. It is like having a smooth watercolor paper. I’ve also used this for gouache and acrylic … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: Paper – The Best Big Pad

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #142: Stills: 10-006

Stills: 10-006:  The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… Imagine the dig site of Pompeii and the discovery of ancient glass vessels. The glass would be warped by the volcanic ash that buried it so long ago, and the glass would be opaque and … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #142: Stills: 10-006

Fun Fotos For Friday – Exploring Age

Trees fascinate me! The complexity of detail in each one makes me believe they are as unique one from another as snowflakes are to each other. The roots reach deep into my imagination and pull our stories of mythical creatures and urban legends. The bark and blemishes talk to me of ages and experience. I'd … Continue reading Fun Fotos For Friday – Exploring Age

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #141: Stills: 10-005

Stills: 10-005:  The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… Image the same cafe in Montmartre where Matisse is giving his lesson on color theory and Picasso does what he would, and grabs the colors to do his own demonstrations, then challenges the group with … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #141: Stills: 10-005

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #140: Stills: 10-004

Stills: 10-004:  The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… Imagine Matisse sitting at a table in a Montmartre cafe. Around him are several other known artists and he is their master. A discussion on color theory breaks out regarding tones vs hues and he … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #140: Stills: 10-004

The 14th Step on The Ladder of Awareness

Preamble for today’s session: Note: Going in today, I was concerned that The Ruminator would impede my progress, because of his tightened presence in my mind these past few days. So, I shut my eyes and let myself go into my chest to hear and feel what came from there. All the questions asked today … Continue reading The 14th Step on The Ladder of Awareness

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #139: Stills: 10-003

Stills: 10-003:  The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… Imagine a lost corner of Picasso’s studio; a small pot sits on a tiny table. Both sunlight and a strong lamp shine light on it. It seems to be set up as a composition for … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #139: Stills: 10-003

Life of a Smoke

I’m lying in the dark for what seems like forever. I know I exist, because I feel movement and solid mater surrounds me on all sides. Suddenly a light shines on me, I’m grabbed large soft things squeeze me too hard. In a single movement I’m transported between a pair of soft, warm surfaces that … Continue reading Life of a Smoke

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #138: Stills 10-002

Stills 10-002: The History: Tell me what you see and start the next chapter in this story… Imagine a couple embracing on a park bench, hands raised in gratitude for the beauty around them. Following some sculptural explorations of shapes, I became stalled by my current options of glaze colors available at my school. I … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #138: Stills 10-002

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #137: Tower 10-001

Tower 10-001: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… This lone tower stands as a sentinel in some mythic landscape. Painted on a narrow canvas to limit the total view. Possibly an unconscious tribute to Stephen King’s Dark Tower, as I imagined it; not … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #137: Tower 10-001