The Cactus: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #91

The Cactus: The History: Here’s my story on this… Influenced by Oaxacan art and illustrations I was studying... I believe that even the prickly cactus needs company… I was also loving a book of illustrations by Richard Stine and spending time in the local libraries going over several illustration books… considering this as a possible … Continue reading The Cactus: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #91

The Hollow Men 88 – Bird: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #90

The Hollow Men 88 - Bird: The History: Here’s my story on this… I have to blame this one on Monty Python’s Parrot Skit. There goes my absurdist imagination again. The Hollow Men were inspired from a poem of the same name by T.S. Elliot There are perhaps other influences that rattled my subconscious when … Continue reading The Hollow Men 88 – Bird: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #90

The Renaissance Soul by M. Lobenstine (Monday’s Movers)

The Renaissance Soul: Life Design for People with Too Many Passions to Pick Just One by Margaret Lobenstine I can't begin to describe the blessing of having found and read this book. On this journey of self-discovery, we are taking it has leaped me forward in ways I newly realize daily. It is written with love, … Continue reading The Renaissance Soul by M. Lobenstine (Monday’s Movers)

The Hollow Men 88 – Castle: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #89

The Hollow Men 88 - Castle: The History: Here’s my story on this… The castle aspect feels obvious to me, but it probably isn’t. Imagine the portcullis of a fortress, as the gate rises, the view inside is an expanding tunnel. Fill it with people rushing out. Come to think of it, this is much … Continue reading The Hollow Men 88 – Castle: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #89

The Hollow Men 88 – Dog: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #88

The Hollow Men 88 - Dog: The History: There’s a story on this… Made about the same time as a series of poetry observations called Mall People. I saw several people in this affluent mall with their tiny dogs and my imagination flew into a world of absurdism. The Hollow Men were inspired by a … Continue reading The Hollow Men 88 – Dog: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #88

Saturday’s Supplies – Crayons Are For Your Inner Child Too!

Crayola 96 Crayons: The Review: Wax crayons are versatile if you allow yourself to try them. You can blend colors and tones, and with a little practice, make lines as fine and crisp as you like. Using them on textured papers enhances the layers of the to work. The light that lives in the crevices … Continue reading Saturday’s Supplies – Crayons Are For Your Inner Child Too!

These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – Say Hello To Berel M. Weiner

I am overjoyed to speak to you today about Acappella & barbershop, by way of my dear friend, Berel Weiner, President Island City Chorus and the passionate base of his quartet & chorus. Let me start with paraphrasing Berel’s vision for this joyful musical experience. I only tweaked the words, a little. wink, wink The … Continue reading These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – Say Hello To Berel M. Weiner

The Hollow Men 88 – Faces: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: # 87

The Hollow Men 88 - Faces: The History: There’s a story on this… At one point all I could imagine were these Hollow Men faces… Overwhelming me. Floating in and out of my thoughts. I thought I recognized them everywhere. The Hollow Men were inspired by a poem of the same name by T.S. Elliot … Continue reading The Hollow Men 88 – Faces: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: # 87

Fun Photos for Friday (The Garden…so far this year. Part One)

All the fussing and tending is starting to pay off. For years I've been trimming old plants and hoping the flowers would come back. Adding new shrubs and praying for them to grow like the pictures that inspired me to pick them. Well, here are a few of my early successes and it's still Spring. The New … Continue reading Fun Photos for Friday (The Garden…so far this year. Part One)

The Hollow Men 88 – Falling Apart: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: # 86

The Hollow Men 88 - Falling Apart: The History: There’s a story on this… This is what self-doubt looks like when we fall into it. It cuts us apart and tosses us into the wind. Our consciousness remains aware while observing our dissolution, and feels helpless to stop what is happening. The Hollow Men were … Continue reading The Hollow Men 88 – Falling Apart: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: # 86